A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at

A Jesuit Manual of Natural magic and occult sciences world wide including America 1692

One book by a Jesuit about Natural Magic and occult world wide including America 1692

This morning I was interview by Dr. Justin Sledge on his You Tube Channel ESOTERICA

ESOTERICA@TheEsotericaChannel Esoterica is a wonderful and useful source of information on western occult and esoterica. Dr Sledge and his channel produces content relating to topics such as alchemy, magic, Kabbalah, mysticism, hermetic philosophy, theosophy, the occult and more using the... Continue Reading →

Henry Suso: Servent to Eternal Wisdom A rare and wonderful copy!

"In the second half of the fourteenth and in the fifteenth century there was no more widely read meditation book in the German language." (CE 573J  Henricus Suso. (1295-1366)  Horologium aeternae sapientiae. 573J  Henricus Suso. (1295-1366)  Horologium aeternae sapientiae. Cologne: Johann Landen,... Continue Reading →

TWO RARE commentaries on Aristotle, printed in Salamanca 1497 and Venice 1505

672J    Petrus, de Alvernia. ±1304 Expositio Magistrate super quttuor libris Meteororum Aristotelis. Salamanca :  [Printer of Nebrissensis, 'Gramática'], 20 Nov. 1497.  price $49,000 Contemporary limp vellum. Folio. 30 x 21 cm. Signatures; A8 b6-e6 f4 g6h1 (lacking h2-3)h4-x6 y4.   Half title, The first and last... Continue Reading →

The Secretum Secretorum is :

“One of the most widely read texts of the High Middle Ages or even the most-read”.  659J. Aristotle (pseudo) Tr  Johannes Lorchner.  Rāzī, Muḥammad ibn Zakarīyā Abū Bakr al-; (864?-925?). Das aller edlest und bewertest Regiment der gesundtheyt, Auch von allen verßorgen Künsten... Continue Reading →

Memory Italian style! Dolce’s rewriting of Congestorium artificiose memorie..

DOLCE, Lodovico.1508-1568. & Host von Romberch, fl. 1485-1533. ; Congestorium artificiose memorie.. Venice Giovanni Battista and Melchiorre Sessa 1562. $3,700 Dialogo Nel quale si ragiona del modo di accrescere, et conseruar la memoria. Octavo: 13 x9.5cm. Signatures: A-P⁸ (P7 a blank)... Continue Reading →

Adventures, revolutions & events. Early modern historiography.

513J     Anon.   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 →

15 Highlights from the boxes of books which I’m bringing to the New York Antiquarian Book fair on Thursday.

First : About the fair BOOTH D29 JAMES GRAY BOOKSELLER cell/txt 617-678-4517 Show Hours Preview Thursday, April 27  5:00 - 8:00 pm ​ Fair Hours Friday, April 28  12:00 - 8:00 pm ​​ Saturday, April 29 12:00 -... Continue Reading →

Quarto, Bacon Essays, The first to include The Colors of Good and Evil, 1629

694J Francis Bacon 1561-1626 The essayes or counsels, ciuill and morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban London:Printed by Iohn Hauiland, and are sold by R. Allot, 1629. $3,800 Quarto, Signatures A-2V⁴ 2X² (a)² 2Y-3C⁴. Bound in the original... Continue Reading →

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