Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote (1867)

From whole multi-paragraph excerpts to single lines, this wonderful little book dedicates itself, as the title declares, to presenting the wit and wisdom to be foun…more

George Wither’s Emblem Book (1635)

The emblem book of English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist George Wither (1588 – 1667). Wither was employed by a London publisher called Henry Taunton to write Engl…more

Musaeum Clausum (1684)

Thomas Browne’s remarkable account of an imagined inventory of ‘remarkable books, antiquities, pictures and rarities of several kinds, scarce or never seen by any…more