A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at


Antiquarian book

Bees ,Spelling, Gender, Music & all in one book!

Source: Bees ,Spelling, Gender, Music & all in one book!

More Early Books with Notes and Annotations!

These two annotated books are of different species, but both are common usages for writing in books the first one , The 1684 Almanac has been used as a note-book, bound with 12 extra pages both before and after the... Continue Reading →

Anthropometamorphosis: = man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling

So,a day doesn't go by in which I don't see a tattoo or an interesting piercing or some one with 'gauges' It is reassuring to see that this expressive use of ones personal body while, ancient and maybe even natural... Continue Reading →


361G Mather, Cotton. 1663-1728 Magnalia Christi Americana: Or, The Ecclesiastical History of New England, from its First Planting in the Year 1620. Unto the Year of Our Lord, 1698. In Seven Books. I. Antiquities: In Seven Chapters. With an Appendix.... Continue Reading →

It is so much fun to get Books in the Mali (More About John Donne)

Getting books in the mail is always exciting, even if I mailed them myself.  [A lot of times I'll find a book or a few books  on a trip and to avoid any untimely delay in customs I'll mail them... Continue Reading →

In the Name of Aristotle

Some Books just look old, really old and really used, it could be a genre of its own. Sometimes it can tell us a lot about the book, how it was read, even how it was marketed and sold. Today's... Continue Reading →

As always within human sciences the way we categorize things determine what those things are. In archaeology it is called contextualization, in order to see the forest for the trees, sometimes it is necessary to take a step back from... Continue Reading →

Virgil Solis: Biblische Figuren deß Alten (und Newen) Testaments

Today uploading Images is taking forever, so I don't have as many images  as this book deserves, really there are 218 woodcuts in here it is hard to choose and the binding is quite nice too!  Virgil Solis  b. 1514,... Continue Reading →

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