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“THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOK OF COLONIAL TIMES + THE INDESPENSIBLE SOURCE FOR COLONIAL SOCIAL HISTORY”

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 →

VERY ‘CURIOUS TRAVELS’

Every time I open this book, I get another and new appreciation for the Seventeenth century, even by 1708 I think people thought it was amazing.  This  volume of MISCELLANEA CURIOSA is ' a collection of Voyages" but it is... Continue Reading →

First depiction of a dinosaur fossil !!

Feeling Like a Fossil myself quite often, I guess it would seem natural that an attempt to understand the remains of the nonexistent would be comfortable territory for me. l   Including The First Printed Illustration of a Dinosaur Fossil... Continue Reading →

SYLVA SYLVARUM, Francis BACON

Francis Bacon has always been " THE Seventeenth Century in England"  to me, he was a polymath's polymath.  His books are all weirdly accessible and fun to read. Sylva Sylvarum is on of my favorite books to show to people... Continue Reading →

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