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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 →

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Fasciculus temporu[m] 1485 “The first book printed on history of the world, it is also one of the earliest and greatest of illustrated incunabula.”

Of particular interest is a reference to the invention of printing (in 1454) on the verso of Folio 64. 8) 359J  Werner Rolewinck    1425-1502 Fasciculus temporu[m] omnes antiquo[rum] chronicas strictim complectens felici numine incipit. Prologus. Venice : Erhard Ratdolt, 8 Sept.... Continue Reading →

More for Paupers “Dictionarius pauperum 1511

“the heart of a fool is like a broken vessel, no wisdom at all shall it hold.” 960G     Nicolaus de Byard (13th century) Dictionarius pauperum omnibus pr[a]edicatoribus verbi diuini pernecessarius : in quo multu[m] succinte contine[n]tur materi[a]e singulis festiuitatibus totius... Continue Reading →

Sixteenth Century Chaucer,First Speght edition.

831G Geoffrey Chaucer ca. 1340, d. 1400 Workes of our Antient and lerned English Poet, Geffrey Chaucer, newly Printed. Edited by Thomas Speght.     London: Impensis Geor[ge] Bishop , 1598.                  ... Continue Reading →

More News on Voynich!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-26198471 Like its contents, the history of ownership of the Voynich manuscript is contested and filled with some gaps. The codex belonged to Emperor Rudolph II of Germany (Holy Roman Emperor, 1576-1612), who purchased it for 600 gold ducats and... Continue Reading →

A couple of Incunables

Jacopo de Voragine, Sermones de tempore et de sanctis et Quadragesimales Lyons: [Jean Bachelier and Pierre Bartelot], 8 Aug. 1499        $15,000 Quarto in eight s, 8 x 5.5 in. Three parts in the following order: Sermones de... Continue Reading →

Praxis Exercitiorum Spiritualium P.S.N. Ignatti.

In my quest for books which are obviously examples and invitations into the Permutatio, I'm searching my bookshelves for ideas and I found one, a  book with images which are in contrast with any known reality. It is a guide for... Continue Reading →

What is in there? don’t judge a book by its title page?

This is a very common looking book from the outside, it was probably bound in the in the low countries  in the seventeenth century. It doesn't tell me much more, but that is a start. Finding and buying books, as... Continue Reading →

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