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One thousand five hundred years ago, situations unchanged.

471J  Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus (480-524) Sancti thome de aquino super libris Boecii de consolatione philosophie co[m]mentum cum expositione feliciter incipit. Lyons: Guillaume le Roy, 1484 ( not after 24 December 1484).  Price: $22,000. Chancery folio (296 x 210mm). signatures :a-x⁸... Continue Reading →

Two copies 1475 & 1500 of OROSIUS’ SEVEN BOOKS OF HISTORY AGAINST THE PAGANS  THE FIRST WORLD HISTORY BY A CHRISTIAN COMPLETED C. 418 CE.

. 526J. Paulus Orosius (385-420). Pauli Orosii Viri Doctissimi Historiarum initium ad Aurelium Augustinum; Historiarum initium ad Aurelium Augustinum; Historiarum adversus paganos libri VII.         Venedig: Bernardinus de Vitalibus, 12.oct.1500          price $8,000 Folio 30 x 20 cm. Signatures: a-m⁶ n⁸ (a1 blank and... Continue Reading →

One thousand five hundred years ago, situations unchanged.

471J  Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus (480-524) Sancti thome de aquino super libris Boecii de consolatione philosophie co[m]mentum cum expositione feliciter incipit. Lyons: Guillaume le Roy, 1484 ( not after 24 December 1484).  Price: $22,000. Chancery folio (296 x 210mm). signatures :a-x⁸... Continue Reading →

Three 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 →

The “Praeparitio” is a gigantic feat of erudition.

945G     Eusebius of Caesarea                  c. 260-c. 340 Eusebius Pa[m]phili de eua[n]gelica preparac[i]o[n]e ex greco in latinu[m] translatus Incipit feliciter.                [ Cologne, Ulrich Zel, not after 1473]                          $18,000 Folio 10 ¾  x 7 ¾  inches. [a]12, [b-o]10, [p]8      One of... Continue Reading →

A Hand full of Favorite books from this the . first Covid 19/20/21- year .

Ok maybe a big armful, or a large table full, or let's just say five of my favorite books all with lots of images and long long descriptions. 353J Alberto da Castello Rosario della gloriosa Vergine Maria 1585469J   Rabanus Maurus. De Laudib[us] sancte Crucis... Continue Reading →

5 Incunable with Notes, Provenance, contemporary bindings ….

 I.  466J Balthasar de Porta (fl. 1487-1499)    Expositio Canonis Missae.  (Canon sacratissime misse: unacum expositione eiusdem: ubi in primis premittit pulchra contemplatio ante missam habenda de christi pulcritudine. Et quo mo[d]o  ipsa in sua passione: ab eo o[mn]ino fuerat ablata.  Qualiterque quilibet celebrans debeat esse dispositius incipit foeliciter.)  [Leipzig : Gregorius Böttiger (aka Werman), about 1495.                Price: $16,000  Chancery half-sheet Quarto: 18.5 x12.5 cm. Signatures: aa-dd6, 24 of 24 leaves. Editio princeps, text in gothic letter, including a set of large caps,... Continue Reading →

A Hand full of Favorite books from this the . first Covid 19/20/21- year .

Ok maybe a big armful, or a large table full, or let's just say six of my favorite books all with lots of images and long long descriptions. 499J  Ortus Sanitatis. Straßburg 1497353J Alberto da Castello Rosario della gloriosa Vergine Maria 1585469J   Rabanus Maurus. De Laudib[us]... Continue Reading →

Four Incunabula with Contemporary bindings, Rubricated, Interesting provenance & maybe most importantly interesting. And not by any means least QUITE rare.

238J Peregrinus of Opole (1305-12, 1322-27) Jacobus de Voragine (1229-1298) & Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel (1360-1433) Peregrinus: Sermones de tempore et de sanctis. Add: Jacobus de Voragine: Quadragesimale. Nicolaus de Dinkelsbuel: Concordantia in passionem dominicam.Est autem huius operis ordo talis. Primo... Continue Reading →

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