Wonderful prodigies of judgment and mercy…

Wonderful prodigies of judgment and mercy…


631G  Crouch, Nathaniel 1632?-1725?, Robert Burton = Nathaniel Crouch, the compiler..

       Wonderful prodigies of judgment and mercy, discovered in near three hundred memorable histories: containing I. Dreadful Judgments upon Atheists, perjur’d Persons, Blasphemers, Swearers, Cursers and Scoffers. II. The miserable Ends of divers Magicians, Witches, Conjurers, &c. with several strange…

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Anthropometamorphosis: = man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling

Anthropometamorphosis: = man transform’d: or, the artificiall changling

So,a day doesn’t go by in which I don’t see a tattoo or an interesting piercing or some one with ‘gauges’ It is reassuring to see that this expressive use of ones personal body while, ancient and maybe even natural , is still worthy of sustained interrogation, while Cultural Anthropologists are tickled pink to do cross cultural analysis of body marking and manipulation, John Bulwer certainly made…

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A narrative of the miseries of New-England, by reason of an arbitrary government erected there.

A narrative of the miseries of New-England, by reason of an arbitrary government erected there.

It Has been a while (maybe two weeks) since I’ve been so excited by a Book in my stock!610G Increase Mather 610G Increase Mather

Like so many books, this is a bit of a sleeper, reading really pays off in this case. I had heard of ‘The famous Andros tracts’ and even had an idea what they were about but I had never really read them with in any sort of serious context. This ‘little tract’ is so short and so…

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Some Jesuit books from my current stock!

Some Jesuit books from my current stock!

Fascicule no.I IX * MMXIV
Cum licentia superiorum.
James Gay

A short List of books by Jesuits currently in my inventory. Please enjoy.


556G Abreu, Sebastiam de. 1594-1674
Institutio parochi, seu speculum parochorum : in quo tum parochi, tum omnes animarum curam gerentes, muneris sui obligationes, ac methodum ad eas rite ad implendas facile intueri possunt . … Opus non tantum curatis,…

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Barlaam and Ioasaph who knew BUDDHA

Barlaam and Ioasaph who knew BUDDHA

Barlaam and Josaphat in India  544G

Barlaam and Josaphat in India 544G

Some how I managed to take three classes from Huston Smith  (The World’s Religions (originally titled The Religions of Man) has sold over two million copies) I misdeed this story, I was perhaps distracted by  His notion of “”empirical metaphysics” which he writes about in his book Cleansing the Doors of Perception which was more the direction I was exploring at…

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The Seven Wonders of the World!

The Seven Wonders of the World!

De Septem Orbis Spectaculis

De Septem Orbis Spectaculis

Philo byzantius. De Septem orbis spectaculis, Leonis Allatii opera nunc primum graece et latine prodit, cum notis.

We are all familiar with the phrase “The Seven Wonders of the World” , it is even easy to bring up images of them in our minds,but can you name the seven popularly accepted ones, do they still exist,where are they?

In 1640,Leo Allatius(1586-1669), a…

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moreEarl of ROCHESTER!


Portrait of the Day: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

A member of the most dissolute and licentious court circles, Rochester with his ready wit alternately fascinated and enraged Charles II, who dismissed him from court at least once a year, but always had him immediately recalled. As a poet his name is chiefly…

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The Scar of Henry V

The Scar of Henry V

James Gray Bookseller:

This is pretty neat

Originally posted on Matt’s History Blog:

On 21st July 1403, a rebel army led by Sir Henry Percy, known as Harry Hotspur, son of the 1st Earl of Northumberland, gave battle to the forces of King Henry IV. The somewhat beleaguered monarch was supported by his oldest son and heir, Henry of Monmouth, Prince of Wales, who was only 16 years of age. This young…

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Museum Collegii Romani & Kircherianum

Museum Collegii Romani & Kircherianum

Imaginary view of the museum 445G

Imaginary view of the museum 445G

“It is difficult to accurately summarize the breadth of activities explored and mastered by the 17th century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher. Inventor, composer, geographer, geologist, Egyptologist, historian, adventurer, philosopher, proprietor of one of the first public museums, physicist, mathematician, naturalist, astronomer, archaeologist, author of more…

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Healing the Great Schism: The Council of Constance 1413!

Healing the Great Schism: The Council of Constance 1413!

388G    Richental (Reichental),  Ulrich von.       1365-1437?
Das Concilium. So zu Constantz gehalten ist worden, des jars do man zalt von der geburdt unsers erlösers MCCCC.XIII. Jar. Mit allen Handlunge in geystlichen vn weltlichen Sachen, auch was diss mals für Bäpst, Kayser, Künig, Fürsten vnd Herrn &c. Geystlichs vnd weltlichs Stands, sampt den Botschafften oder Legationen, der künigreychen,…

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