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Epicteti Enchiridion made English, in a poetical paraphrase.


“First encyclopedia of Classical iconography.”The Early Modern mythographic tradition. Vincenso Cartari

343J  Vincenso Cartari.   1531–1569 Seconda novissima editione delle Imagini de gli dei delli antichi di Vicenzo Cartari ...Ridotte da capo a piedi alle loro reali, & non più per l'adietro osseruate simiglianze. cauate da'marmi, bronzi, medaglie, gioie, & altre memorie... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther On the “The Sermon on the Mount”

Luther, Martin Luther (1483-1546) Das fünffte, Sechste vnd Siebend Capitel S. Matthei. Wittenberg ,Joseph Klug 1532. Luther preached these sermons on Matthew 5-7 on Wednesdays in 1530-32 while Bugenhagen, the regular weekday Preacher, was away in Lubeck on Reformation-related business. :... Continue Reading →

Martials Epigrammata Aldus 1517

One of the most influential satirical poets of all time. MARTIALIS, Marcus Valerius Martialis Epigrammata. [liber I - XIIII] Venezia, eredi di Aldo Manuzio e Andrea Torresano, 1517. Rare second Aldine edition that follows the first of 1501. Octavo, 160... Continue Reading →

Martial’s three offensive lessons for writers

via Martial's three offensive lessons for writers

Good thoughts in worse times. Consisting of personall meditations.

Thomas Fuller (1608–1661) Good thoughts in worse times. Consisting of personall meditations. Scripture observations. Meditations on the times. Meditations on all kind of prayers. Occasionall meditations. By Tho. Fuller. B.D. London: printed by W.W. for John Williams, at the Crowne... Continue Reading →

Mediavilla, on Lombards Sentences and Demonology! 1477

957G Richard [Middleton], d. 1302/3 Commentum super quartem Sententarium.. Venice: Christophorus Arnoldus, [circa 1476-7]   $22,000 THE WEBSITE LINK           Folio 12 1⁄4 9 1⁄4 inches. a-z10 [et]10 [cum]10 [per]10 A 10 B-D8 (D8v blank and... Continue Reading →

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The Most Successful Book-Huntress in the World

The Bookhunter on Safari

Clara Millard“Miss Clara Millard, an English woman, has the enviable reputation of having created a new work for women, and of demonstrating that by persistent effort the business may be made successful.  She calls herself a book hunter, and whatever the volume is that may be needed to complete some portion of the library, she will find it, and she has shown marvelous aptitude and skill in tracing out rare volumes.  In one instance she secured for a New York banker a copy of Browning’s ‘Pauline’ of which before her discovery only seven copies were known to be in existence.  It is true that the work can by no possibility become one in which many may engage, for it requires some qualifications, such as acquaintance with literature and libraries, which cannot be picked up in a moment; but the fact that she has made her special business so successful is evidence…

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