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Early modern books by women

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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 →

“what joy may you have, that you living to such an age, shall see the blessings of God on your labours while you live” Country House-Wife’s Garden 1631

273J William Lawson (1553/4–1635) A nevv orchard and garden or The best way for planting, grafting, and to make any ground good, for a rich orchard: particularly in the north, and generally for the whole kingdome of England, as in... Continue Reading →

Gerson on “Pollutione Nocturna”

276J.  Jean Gerson  Incipit tractatulus venerabil[is] m[a]g[ist]ri Johannis Gerson cancellarij Parisiensis tractans de polluc[i]o[n]e nocturna an impediat celebrantem an non [Cologne : Johann Guldenschaff, about 1480]                       SOLD All incunable... Continue Reading →

Country House-Wife’s Garden 1631

273J William Lawson (1553/4–1635) A nevv orchard and garden or The best way for planting, grafting, and to make any ground good, for a rich orchard: particularly in the north, and generally for the whole kingdome of England, as in... Continue Reading →

“Popish Midwife” Elizabeth Cellier , English Catholic Midwife 1680

741G   Elizabeth Cellier fl 1668-1688 Malice defeated, or, A brief relation of the accusation and deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier wherein her proceedings both before and during her confinement are particularly related and the Mystery of the meal-tub fully discovered :... Continue Reading →

Katherine Philips 1631-1664 update

This is perhaps the most famous English collection of poems by a woman prior to 1700. P.W. Souers, in his critical biography of Katherine Philips, asserts for her the right to be historically the first English poetess—“In her, for the... Continue Reading →

An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

JANE COLLIER,  1714-1755   An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Amusing Study...with some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance.   London, A Millar, 1757.          ... Continue Reading →

An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting

JANE COLLIER,  1714-1755   An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting; with Proper Rules for the Exercise of that Amusing Study...with some general instructions for plaguing all your acquaintance.   London, A Millar, 1757.          ... Continue Reading →

“Popish Midwife” Elizabeth Cellier , English Catholic Midwife 1680

741G   Elizabeth Cellier fl 1668-1688 Malice defeated, or, A brief relation of the accusation and deliverance of Elizabeth Cellier wherein her proceedings both before and during her confinement are particularly related and the Mystery of the meal-tub fully discovered :... Continue Reading →

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