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James Gray

I have been selling books printed before 1700 from since 1991 years. Please feel free to contact with any early book questions, I'll try and answer them. Jamesgray2@me.com

R. D. Laing in the USA, 1972—and His Message to the Smartphone-Obsessed 21st Century

via R. D. Laing in the USA, 1972—and His Message to the Smartphone-Obsessed 21st Century

At the 2019 Boston ABAA Book show Next week: The 1611 King James “The Great He Bible.”

Fewer than 200 original printings of the 1611 are known to exist (and out of that number, fewer than 50 are complete “He” variants. Please Visit me at the NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019 - NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019 Hynes Convention Center Booth... Continue Reading →

The Boston International Antiquarian Book SHOW

Please Visit me at the NOVEMBER 15TH, 2019 - NOVEMBER 17TH, 2019 Hynes Convention Center Booth 220 I have prepared Two catalogues especially for this Years shows! They can be viewed below! The Boston Book Fair is the annual fall... Continue Reading →

Today’s books just catalogued.

346J J.B. Gent. The young lovers guide,  or, The unsuccessful amours of Philabius, a country lover; set forth in several kind epistles, writ by him to his beautious-unkind mistress. Teaching lover s how to comport themselves with resignation in their love-disasters.... Continue Reading →

Some new Irish books…. By, For or About!

1) 343Ja. Gilbert Burnet. 16143-1714 & 343Jb. William Congreve 1670-1729 Two pamphlets on Queen Mary II. Mary II (30 April 1662 – 28 December 1694) was Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland, co-reigning with her husband, King William III &... Continue Reading →

Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice” Two of the Most Important Books in Early Observational Astronomy

Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655); Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) Petri Gassendi Institutio Astronomica: Juxta Hypotheseis tam Veterum quàm Recentiorum. Cui accesserunt Galilei Galilei Nuncius Sidereus; et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice. Tertia editio prioribus Correctior. London: Henry Dickinson, 1683                                     […]

Important Books in Early Astronomy Two Sacroboscos 1500 & 1518 And Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice”

At the turn of the century from 1480 to 1531 more than half a dozen different commintaries on Sacrobosco’s Sphera were printed yet among them all this one is arguably the most influential and important one, compiled by Francesco Capuano,... Continue Reading →

Certainly a quite rare Pigouchet Heures .

172J [Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome) In Latin and French] Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Ro[m]me ont este faictes pour Simon Vostre Libraire domourant a Paris a la rue neuue nostre dame a le enseigne sainct Jehan l'evangeliste. [this is the... Continue Reading →

181J Psalterium Latinum. A early fifteenth century Manuscript Psalter  surrounded on every page by an untitled 18th century English History manuscript

181J Psalterium Latinum. A early fifteenth century Manuscript Psalter  surrounded on every page by an untitled 18th century English History manuscript.                                  Tours, France circa... Continue Reading →

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