Friday, May 25, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
An Explanation of the Fashion and use of three and fifty Instruments of Chirurgery by Ambrosius Pareus
London Printed for Michael Sparke 1631
Source - Psymon Bindery. This is quite simply the most breathtaking website with an Antiquarian Books theme that I have ever seen.
Here is the Incunabula section. If you click on the Curiosities, you will see an entire page of Antiquarian Title pages such as those I find for this blog. The Chirurgery book shown at left can be found in this section. The Masterpieces and the Milestones sections are also packed full of interesting Title Pages.
I wish I could have designed a website as gorgeous as this one
Author: James A. Cooke of Warwick.
Title: Mellificium Chirurgiae; or, The marrow of Chirurgery, With the anatomy of human bodies according to the most modern anatomists, illustrated with many anatomical observations, Institutions of physick, with Hippocrates's aphorisms…(and so on).
Published - London: Joshua Phillips, 1700.
Source - The Marrow of Chirurgery - Before and After Restoration
The practice of Chirurgery is an early form of medicine, midwifery, dentistry and surgery, especially battle surgery. It was practiced primarily by men in Europe during the middle ages and in the new colonies of America. It may have been the reason for women being prosecuted as witches because they followed the old skills of midwifery and herbal folklore.
The Works of Flavius Josephus in Dutch.
Josephus Flavius Opera omnia,
Pieter Mortier (1661-1711) Editor,
From Jacob van Maerlants Rijmbijbel (Bible in rhyme)
(1271) The golden age of Dutch manuscript painting.
One of the most impressive achievements of Dutch manuscript painting is the creation of a continuous cycle of illustrations for the Bible translation known as the Dutch History Bible.
Source - Collection of Old Books
Friday, May 11, 2007
Ladies Diary or Woman's Almanack 1751
Great Roads Map Of England and Wales
Published in 1798
The History of the Rise and Fall of Masaniello
The Fisherman of Naples
By T Midon
Published in London 1729
By Carlo Denina of Crete University
Published in Venice 1784
The Gentlemans Calling
This version was printed in 1559
But a 1561 printing has the following details
Bernard Salomon OT images
La Sainte Bible, A Lyon, Par Jean de Tournes. 1561
Not in Cartier
Fingal Epic by James MacPherson
Published in London 1762
The Ossian Poems were claimed by MacPherson to be stories from the 3rd century, but actually MacPherson wrote these epics himself.
1758 The Highlander
1762 Fingal: an Ancient Epic Poem in Six Books
1763 Temora, an Epic Poem, in Eight Books
The Ossian Poems Online
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Published in London in 1776
Published in 1776, Common Sense challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy. The plain language that Paine used spoke to the common people of America and was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.
The Ladies Complete Letterwriter 1765
Sunday, May 6, 2007
M. T Cicero's
Cato Major or His Discourse of Old Age
With Explanatory notes
Printed and Sold by Benjamin Franklin
Belisarius A Play
Published in Philadelphia 1770
Belisarius was Emperor Justinian's Roman Army General around 550 AD. He was married to Antonina, and she was close to Empress Theodora. All four are written about extensively in The Secret History by Procopius - of which there are several good modern translations available. Two publishers that I have read are Penguin and The Folio Society.
A French Medical book
Rationale Divinorum Officiorum 1568
The Alchemeist A Comedy
A Play by Ben Jonson
First Acted in 1610
This Copy Published in 1739
Please note this is a VERY LARGE file.
Johannes de Sacrobosco
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Paradise Lost : A poem in ten Books.
London : Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669.
The first edition of Paradise Lost appeared in different impressions dated 1668 and 1669, but it is now believed that some copies like this with the later date were actually issued first. The poem is better known in twelve book form, a change implemented from the second edition onwards.
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