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Feature of the month: remembering Isaac Casaubon

Feature of the month: remembering Isaac Casaubon

"Old Santa Claus" published by W.B. Conkey, no date

I work at a used and rare bookstore, and I buy books from people every day. These are the personal, funny, heartbreaking and weird things I find in those books. I also wrote a book:.

The 1549 Book of Common Prayer

1549 Book of Common Prayer Publication of the first version of the Book of Common Prayer in the Church of England.

St Nicholas, Deptford, register of baptisms, marriages and burials, 1593, London Metropolitan Archives

St Nicholas, Deptford, register of baptisms, marriages and burials, London Metropolitan Archives

Sidereus Nuncius (“Starry Messenger”) is a modest-looking work of just 32 quarto leaves; and with ten copies recorded on COPAC alone it is not technically rare. It is, however, trailblazing. Its background consists of reports made to Galileo in 1609 of the invention of a telescope...  http://www.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/2014/03/08/treasure-of-the-week-sidereus-nuncius/

Sidereus Nuncius (“Starry Messenger”) is a modest-looking work of just 32 quarto leaves; and with ten copies recorded on COPAC alone it is not technically rare. It is, however, trailblazing. Its background consists of reports made to Galileo in 1609 of the invention of a telescope... http://www.senatehouselibrary.ac.uk/2014/03/08/treasure-of-the-week-sidereus-nuncius/

Hints for lovers by Arnold Haultain. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1909. Designed by Bruce Rogers.

Bruce Rogers Hints for lovers by Arnold Haultain. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, Designed by Bruce Rogers.

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