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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 →

NYC Bibliography Week Showcase Next week: The 1611 King James “The Great He Bible.”

 BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK  BOOKSELLERS’ SHOWCASE January 23, 2020, 10AM-4PM  FRENCH INSTITUTE: ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE 22 EAST 60TH STREET, NYC GALLERY & SKYROOM Fewer than 200 original printings of the 1611 are known to exist (and out of that number, fewer than 50... Continue Reading →

Athanasius Kircher: The Man who tried to Know Everything!

632G  Kircher, Athanasius (& Kestler) .          1602-1680   Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, Qua Summa Argumentorum Multitudine & Varietate Naturalium rerum scientia per experimenta Physica, Mathematica, Medica, Chymica, Musica, Magnetica, Mechanica comprobatur atque stabilitur. Quam Ex Vastis Operibus Adm. Revdi. P. Athanasii Kircheri extraxit, & in hunc ordinem per classes redegit Romæ, Anno M. DC. LXXV. Joannes Stephanus […]

The first ten of 2020 to be on display at The BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK SHOWCASE 23 January 10-4 at the French institute

Ten of the thirty books I will be Exhibiting  BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK  BOOKSELLERS’ SHOWCASE January 23, 2020, 10AM-4PM  1) 269J Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274 Summa theologiae: Pars prima. Ed: Franciscus de Neritono, Petrus Cantianus, and Joannes Franciscus. Venice : [Nicolaus Jenson] 1477.  ... Continue Reading →

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180 Woodcuts of devotional Catholic Icons. 1584 ROSARY

The rosary is an incredibly rich practice of prayer that developed slowly, evolving over the centuries. The first recorded use of the word “rosary” did not appear until 1597. (???.) But the roots of the rosary are found far earlier.... Continue Reading →

The Burden of Proof In Ireland! 1662

Sir Audley Mervyn (-1675 The speech of Sir Audley Mervyn knight; His Majesties prime Serjeant at Law, and Speaker of the House of Commons in Ireland. Delivered to His Grace James Duke of Ormond, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the 13 day... Continue Reading →

1) SOLD , 2) The young lovers guide, 3) A dissertation on pure love, 4) A treatise of self-deniall, 5) The wise virgin, 6) A Treatise Discoursing the Cure of Erotique Melancholy.

352J [OLIVIER, Jacques, or Alexis TROUSSET]. A Discourse of Women, shewing their Imperfections alphabetically. Newly translated out of the French into English. London: printed in the year 1679.       Sold 12mo (135 × 70 mm), pp. [4], 185,... Continue Reading →

Rare book physical survivals.

I found something quite bibliographically rare!!     SOLD 11(copies) of  folium of leaf E4 of the 1594/5 edition of The first fovvre bookes of the ciuile wars between the two houses of Lancaster and Yorke. By Samuel Daniel.. Which... Continue Reading →

“Lavacrum Conscientiae,” by Jacobus de Gruytrode

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