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Early modern books by women

“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 →

Two copies of An introduction to the Skill of Musick!

628G John Playford 1623-1687 An introduction to the skill of musick : in three books: by John Playford. Containing I. The Grounds and Principles of Musick, according to the Gamut: In the most Easy Method, for Young Practitioners. II. Instructions... Continue Reading →

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