Spent the last few hours beginning to catalogue three interesting items that just arrived. The first is a very nice copy of Tristram Shandy (published in nine parts between 1759 and 1767). This copy appears to be a complete and lovely Lynch pirate printed in 1760… As with the other two, more research will follow.
The second is a handsome copy of George Wither’s brilliant A Collection of Emblems (1635). It shows some early repairs and other minor issues, but is a pleasure to play with. I’ve included the emblem on “true love”.
The last of the day is a wonderful copy of Vaughan’s The Fame and Confession of the Fraternity of R: C: (1652). This very scarce work is the first English translation of what is arguably the most important work of Hermetica and a cornerstone volume of Rosicrucian writings.
I love what I do every day. Some days are just more fun than others.