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Devises héroïques et emblêmes de M. Claude Paradin, reveues et augmentées de moytié [par François d’Amboise].

534J Claude Paradin 1510-1573. Devises héroïques et emblêmes de M. Claude Paradin, reveues et augmentées de moytié [par François d'Amboise]. A Paris chez Jean Millot en l'ille du Palais au coing de Harlay vis à vis les Augustins  1614 Price $3,000... Continue Reading →

Παμβοτανολόγια: Sive Enchiridion botanicum. Or a compleat herball 1659

Isagoge Mostly I like to think I choose the books which I write about by, discriminating attention to their content or their expression there of. This Bolg comments on a very nice book which has both, and I find it... Continue Reading →

Παμβοτανολόγια: Sive Enchiridion botanicum. Or a compleat herball 1659

Isagoge Mostly I like to think I choose the books which I write about by, discriminating attention to their content or their expression there of. This Bolg comments on a very nice book which has both, and I find it... Continue Reading →

Petrus de Rosenheim: THE first very rare edition of the Herastichon 1502, And more properly the : Ars memorandi.

Above is the first leaf from the first edition of 1502,  which begins Hexastichon Sebastiani Brandtin memorabi \ les euangelistarx figuras In 1502 there are two 'first' editions of the printed Ars memorandi, first edition, has first line ending "Brantn... Continue Reading →

A Hand full of Favorite books from this the . first Covid 19/20/21- year .

Ok maybe a big armful, or a large table full, or let's just say five of my favorite books all with lots of images and long long descriptions. 353J Alberto da Castello Rosario della gloriosa Vergine Maria 1585469J   Rabanus Maurus. De Laudib[us] sancte Crucis... Continue Reading →

A few English books 1550 to 1703

523J  Thomas Cooper 1517-1594 Thesaurus Lingvae Romanae & Britannicae, tam accurate congestus, ut nihil pene in eo desyderari possit, quod vel Latine complectatur amplissimus Stephani Thesaurus, vel Anglice, toties aucta Eliotae Bibliotheca: opera & industria Thomae Cooperi Magdalenesis.  Quid fructus ex hoc... Continue Reading →

Pages of stone

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A great deal of medieval architecture was inspired by manuscript art. And a lot of medieval manuscript art began in building design.

One of the earliest elements of Western medieval book design was the Roman column, which served to frame text and help the reader navigate the written page. In early-medieval Latin bible manuscripts, the lists of concordances between the four Gospels are usually arranged using decorated round arches, the typical and most fundamental elements of ancient Roman architecture.

The columns of concordances identified similar passages between the four gospels. The ornamentation is decidedly Romanesque, Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 6 (9th century)  

It is a fitting metaphor that the architectural page should provide support to the resident text. The codex itself being an architectural edifice, with its stacked-up quires bound together at the spine, ensconced in covering plates, a monumentum of solidity and permanence. If words are made…

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Contemporary manuscript Wallet binding, Densely annotated, hand colored title, first revised edition 1528

521 J. Philip Melanchthon  (1497 – 19 April 1560) Dialectices Philippi Melanchthonis, libri quatuor  VVitembergae (Impressum: Per Iosephum Clugum,) 1528/1529(colophon) price: $12,000 Octavo 15 x 10 cm. Signatures: A-O8. First printed in 1520 and revised in 1528. This is the very rare first... Continue Reading →

….Stupendious Accidents, Strange Deliverances; Signal Mutations in the Fortunes….

513J      R. B., approximately 1632-approximately 1725.  Extraordinary adventures, revolutions & events. Being An Account of divers Stupendious Accidents, Strange Deliverances; Signal Mutations in the Fortunes of several famous Men; and Changes of Government in many Countries. With other Observable Passages in... Continue Reading →

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