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The earliest instance of a”romance” credited to an Irish writer “ (Sweeney, Ireland and the Printed Word)

334J Roger Boyle ,The Earl of Orrery. (1676-1731)   Parthenissa. That most fam’d romance· The six volumes compleat. Composed by the right honourable the Earl of Orrery.   London : printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for Henry Herringman, at the Blue... Continue Reading →

Where do some Ideas come from?

One the things that I know is that books begat books, it in a interconnected way reading is a constantly alerting current of remembering, discovering and creating. ". To reach, not the point where one no longer says I, but... Continue Reading →

Where do some Ideas come from?

One the things that I know is that books begat books, it in a interconnected way reading is a constantly alerting current of remembering, discovering and creating. ". To reach, not the point where one no longer says I, but... Continue Reading →

Rare English books

331J Theolophilus Polweile Aὐθέντης, Authentēs. Or A treatise of self-deniall. Wherein the necessity and excellency of it is demonstrated; with several directions for the practice of it. By Theophilus Polwheile, M.A. sometimes of Emmanuel Colledge in Cambridge, now teacher of the... Continue Reading →

Rare English books

331J Theolophilus Polweile Aὐθέντης, Authentēs. Or A treatise of self-deniall. Wherein the necessity and excellency of it is demonstrated; with several directions for the practice of it. By Theophilus Polwheile, M.A. sometimes of Emmanuel Colledge in Cambridge, now teacher of the... Continue Reading →

Guillelmus Parisiensis 1437-1485

It is always nice to find a book which is Early (1492) textually Important (over 100 editions printed) and very Rare ( this is the only copy in the US) and also very Pretty . Here is a nice one... Continue Reading →

The First printed tribute to Gutenberg with a date.(1440)

307J Eusebius of Caesarea 260-c. 340   Eusebii Caesariensis episcopi chronicon id est temporum breuiarium incipit foeliciter: quem Hieronymus praesbiter diuino eius ingenio Latinum facere curauit: et vsque in Valente[m] Cesarem Romano adiecit eloquio. Que[m] et Prosper deinde Matheus Palmerius... Continue Reading →

The french rogue: or, the life of Monsieur Ragoe de Versailles.

3324J Frequently, but incorrectly, attributed to Charles de Fieux, Chevalier de Mouhy, but possibly by Richard Head, author of ’The English rogue’.(1665) The french rogue: or, the life of Monsieur Ragoe de Versailles. Containing his parentage, monstrous birth, early rogueries,... Continue Reading →

A CURIOUS FORGERY (“SORTE TANDEM”)

So: I bought a forgery, certainly the Dealer I bought it from didn't know, and I was just a little to curious to miss it. myself...."SORTE TANDEM" 963G Thomaso Porcacchi approximately 1530-1585?, A CURIOUS FORGERY Historia dell'origine et successione dell'Illustrissima... Continue Reading →

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