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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 →

Petrus de Rosenheim

299J Petrus de ROSENHEIM(1380-1433)..  (& Sebastian Brant (1458-1521);  Georg Simler aka Relmisius)   [ARS MEMORANDI.] Rationarium Euangelistarum : omnia in se euangelia: prosa. uersu. imaginibusq[ue] q[ue] mirifice co[m]plecte[n]sThomas Anshelm, Pforzheim, 1507.      $SOLD 000 Quarto  8 x 5 3/4  inches:   a-c6... Continue Reading →

1512 Dante Alighieri 99 wood-cuts !

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Opere del Divino Poeta Danthe con svoi Comenti : Recorrecti et con ogne diligentia novamente in littera cvrsiva impresse. In bibliotheca S. Bernardini. [With the commentary of Cristoforo Landino. [Venetia] In bibliotheca. S. Bernardini, [1512] {[Impressa in... Continue Reading →

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) 99 wood-cuts !

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) Opere del Divino Poeta Danthe con svoi Comenti : Recorrecti et con ogne diligentia novamente in littera cvrsiva impresse. In bibliotheca S. Bernardini. [With the commentary of Cristoforo Landino. [Venetia] In bibliotheca. S. Bernardini, [1512] {[Impressa in... Continue Reading →

Das Narrenschiff

The ship of fools is an allegory, originating from Book VI of Plato's Republic, about a ship with a dysfunctional crew: Plato. "VI". Republic. Translated by Jowett, Benjamin. Imagine then a fleet or a ship in which there is a... Continue Reading →

Ferrante Imperato Historia Naturale 1672

A few months ago I began a blog {and by my estimation unfinishable} addressing the discovery,mention,description or images of potentially man-made stone tools ( anthropogenic), in early printed books. Naturally stone tools and other chipped stone artifacts are found almost everywhere proto... Continue Reading →

Ten (more) Books by Jesuits from the 17th Century!

Another short List of some books by Jesuits currently in my inventory. Please enjoy.               271G Campion, Edmund. 1540-1581 Historia Anglicana ecclesiastica : a primis gentis susceptae fidei incunabulis ad nostra fere tempora deducta,... Continue Reading →

Dante c. 1265 – 1321

Io veggio ben che già mai non si sazia nostro intelletto, se ‘l ver non lo illustra di fuor dal qual nessun vero si spazia. [Par. 4.124–26]  I see well that never is our intellect satisfied, unless that truth illumines... Continue Reading →

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