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A few interesting Bibles 1500-1774

I've decided to list them chronologically, [not by size or language or (God forgive me, Importance)  or Price, or where they are on my shelf....while slightly arbitrary, it has some sense to it, I hope.]  Please enjoy. James 1)- 355J... Continue Reading →

Welcome to my office!

Today I had to take pictures for the not so silent partner the IRS. So since they have invited themselves into my sacro spatio, I have decided to give everyone a look! My office is small and packed full of... Continue Reading →

1492 Rare Freitag printing!

235J    Nicolaus   Tygrinus or Tegrinus or Tegrini (1448-1527) Lucensium Oratio Luculentissima Pont. Maximo Alexandro Sexto per Nicolaum Tygrinu[m] Lucensem Vtriusq]ue] Iuris. [Rome], [Andreas Freitag],15 October 1492       $4,000 Quarto, A4.   First Edition (see below .) This copy is bound in... Continue Reading →

The first ten of 2020 to be on display at The BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK SHOWCASE 23 January 10-4 at the French institute

Ten of the thirty books I will be Exhibiting  BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK  BOOKSELLERS’ SHOWCASE January 23, 2020, 10AM-4PM  1) 269J Thomas Aquinas 1225-1274 Summa theologiae: Pars prima. Ed: Franciscus de Neritono, Petrus Cantianus, and Joannes Franciscus. Venice : [Nicolaus Jenson] 1477.  ... Continue Reading →

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Werner Rolewinck 1485

With a reference to the invention of printing (in 1454) on the verso of Folio 64. 359J  Werner Rolewinck    1425-1502 Fasciculus temporu[m] omnes antiquo[rum] chronicas strictim complectens felici numine incipit. Prologus. Venice : Erhard Ratdolt, 8 Sept. 1485              $16,000 Folio (275... Continue Reading →

Werner Rolewinck 1485

With a reference to the invention of printing (in 1454) on the verso of Folio 64. 359J  Werner Rolewinck    1425-1502 Fasciculus temporu[m] omnes antiquo[rum] chronicas strictim complectens felici numine incipit. Prologus. Venice : Erhard Ratdolt, 8 Sept. 1485              $16,000 Folio (275... Continue Reading →

Important Books in Early Astronomy Two Sacroboscos 1500 & 1518 And Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice”

At the turn of the century from 1480 to 1531 more than half a dozen different commintaries on Sacrobosco’s Sphera were printed yet among them all this one is arguably the most influential and important one, compiled by Francesco Capuano,... Continue Reading →

Certainly a quite rare Pigouchet Heures .

172J [Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome) In Latin and French] Ces presentes heures a lusaige de Ro[m]me ont este faictes pour Simon Vostre Libraire domourant a Paris a la rue neuue nostre dame a le enseigne sainct Jehan l'evangeliste. [this is the... Continue Reading →

My first ‘Short title catalogue’ (No1)

The reason for publishing a short catalogue is to facilitate easier and cheaper shipping so that I can ship anyone who asks for one will get one quickly. If you usually get my catalogues one will be on the way,... Continue Reading →

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