A discussion of interesting books from my current stock at



Tools of the trade

Tonight, I decided to clean up, cataloging old books can be messy, un-packing , reading photographing, researching all leads to lots of stuff lying around. So here is a look at the making of the 'sausage'. First there is the... Continue Reading →

Mysteriously Meaningful

  One of the books I read thirty years ago which I keep reading over and over again is Don Cameron Allen's Mysteriously Meant: The Rediscovery of Pagan Symbolism and Allegorical Interpretation in the Renaissance.  It is a book I found... Continue Reading →

More Donne and the Letter D

Yesterday, I braced my resolve and began to think about writing about John Donne. Well as you can see from my last post, I managed to produce an introduction to my relation, or rather my connection to Donne. What I... Continue Reading →


VIRTUAL PAUL’S CROSS 0 COMMENT  09 MAY 2013   POSTED BY PETER ESCALANTE As the Junius Institute post says, “One of the aspects of the digital age that is especially exciting is the ability to interact not only with source texts but to recreate... Continue Reading →

A few Really Rare ones, and What is Rare

When I say "really rare" without a modifier, I mean Absolute rarity id est one copy recorded, or no copies listed in  bibliographies, then the modifiers come in, no copy listed in the US, no copy on the Market since... Continue Reading →

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