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George Parker, Double Ephemeris (1700)

Paul Salzman In 2015 The State Library of Victoria acquired a spectacular collection of early modern books and manuscripts, bequeathed by the physicist and barrister John Emmerson.[1] The collection has a focus on the Civil War but ranges well beyond...

Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies (1632)

Liam Sims (Rare Books Specialist, Cambridge University Library) Fig. 1. Title page with inscription by Nathaniel Dalton. Earlier this year I spent some time examining the Shakespeare folios at Cambridge University Library, on behalf of the Shakespeare...

London 169

 London and the River Thames from One Tree Hill, Greenwich Park. 1690.Jan Griffier I (Amsterdam 1652–1718)Royal Museums Greenwich. Oil on canvas. 86 x 129 cm.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 26 Apr 2021

Charles I, Eikon Basilike (1649)

Scott Schofield Fig. 1: Title page with famous foldout with engraving of Charles I at prayer and “The Explanation of the Embleme.” Call number: A185. Less than six weeks after King Charles I was executed outside the Banqueting Hall at...

Louis de Lesclache, Les avantages que les femmes peuvent recevoir de la philosophie (1667)

This is an unusual work for our blog, first because it is French (we’d love to feature more instances of French female book ownership) and second because it is a work of philosophy. Louis de Lesclache (c. 1620?-1671) was known for writing instructional...

Hugo Grotius, The Truth of Christian Religion (1680)

This blog has featured many religious works, and like those texts, this particular example suggests that ownership inscription can reveal one’s affiliation and religio-political position. This copy of Simon Patrick’s 1680 translation of De...

Book Review: ‘The World of Isaac Newton’ by Toni Mount

Isaac Newton is one of the most well-known personages of the Stuart and Georgian periods for his towering intellect and his role with the Royal Society. When we think of those amazingly multi-talented Stuart people, Newton is definitely one of them. Toni...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 23 Mar 2021

Thomas Fuller, The Church-History of Britain (1655)

This first edition of The Church History of Britain (1655), bound with The History of the University of Cambridge and a short history of Waltham Abbey, is one of many history books for which we have found evidence of female ownership in the early modern...

Beard Fashions and Class

Over the past few centuries, fashions in facial hair have changed substantially. In the mid seventeenth century many men wore the ‘Van Dyke’ style of a small, pointy beard and moustaches. By the end of the 1600s, beards were in decline, leaving...
From: DrAlun on 24 Feb 2021

Missel Romain (1692)

The lovely binding on this Roman Missal looks to be original, dating from the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. The decorative tooling and raised bands on the spine are heightened with gold, but the book shows signs of use, as we can see...

The Sign of the Gallows--Lucy at the Crossroads

It's been five years since A Death Along the River Fleet (2016) was released, but for Lucy Campion, only a few months of 1667 have passed in The Sign of the Gallows. ​Although the mystery in that last novel was of course concluded, there were...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 2 Feb 2021

Book of Common Prayer (1699)

The Book of Common Prayer used by the Church of England was first drafted by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and published in 1549, marking the break with the older Latin Catholic rite. According to the Act of Uniformity passed that year, it was to be used...

1691 - a novel Joe Joyce

 Been loaned this book by Alan. It's very good so far. It is a fictionalised account of the events of  1691 in Ireland. Characters are some of the main players Sarsfield etc. Read about it here or buy an ebook
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 29 Jan 2021

Coustumier et directoire pour les soeurs religieuses (1637)

The Sisters of the Visitation of Mary were an order of nuns founded in seventeenth-century France by Jeanne Françoise de Chantal. Born in 1572 to the Frémyot family of Dijon, at the age of twenty she married Christophe du Rabutin, Baron...

Lewis Sharpe, The Noble Stranger (1640)

In early January 2021, rare-book librarian Jane Siegel discovered a previously untraced play owned by early woman reader Frances Wolfreston (1607–1677), Lewis Sharpe’s The Noble Stranger, at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript...

Cromwell Museum’s Winter Lecture Series

Hear ye! Earlier this evening, historian Paul Lay was the first speaker in the Cromwell Museum’s Winter Lecture Series and gave a really fascinating talk about the West Indies during the time of the Cromwellian Protectorate, with figures such as...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 14 Jan 2021

Poems By the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs Katherine Philips (1667)

By V.M. Braganza The digital search for early modern women’s reading leaves one black and blue: the blue of an unclicked hyperlink, a potential lead that tantalizes with symbolic hope; more often, the black of unclickable plaintext—a...

Randle Holme’s The Academy of Armory (1688) and late Seventeenth-century Women’s Dress Terminology

The 1680s was a decade of change in women’s fashion. The new loose-fitting mantua gown vied for popularity with traditional gowns that contained structured bodices (a battle that the new style would win in later decades) and bodies slowly began...
From: Sarah A Bendall on 2 Jan 2021

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.