Leo Cadogan Rare Books

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd specialises in unusual or iconic items - books, manuscripts, broadsides or pamphlets - from the cultural and intellectual life of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods.

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About

Leo Cadogan Rare Books Ltd specialises in unusual or iconic items - books, manuscripts, broadsides or pamphlets - from the cultural and intellectual life of the Renaissance and Early Modern periods. The business was established in 2007. Leo Cadogan (owner) entered the book trade straight out of university, in 1997. Before setting up on his own, he worked for two of London's finest antiquarian firms, and was manager of the antiquarian department of an important London bookshop. He also took time to do postgraduate studies in the Renaissance, gaining an MA and a reading ability in medieval European law.

We are members of the UK's ABA (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the PBFA (the UK's Provincial Booksellers' Fairs Association). We abide by their codes of conduct and ethics, whose coverage includes the proper description of books.

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Documents

A loose legal theme

18 items, dating from c.1350 to 1797, and on a wide range of subjects - including disease control, divorce, impotence, jurisprudence, marriage, military organization, scandal, tax, and women's property. They are broadly held together by a theme of law.  


DECEMBER 2018

A final group for the year, eight items, dating from 1569 to 1755, and all relating in one way or another to science or religion. Contents of volumes present include notes on a lecture course on Aristotle's 'Physics' given in Italy by an English Jesuit; a study of medical diagnosis by a man investigated for heresy; notes to a course on anatomy given in Naples; illustrated Jesuit meditations; and an illustrated compendium of female martyrs.  


NOVEMBER 2018

50 items, of which 35 are new acquisitions. We are exhibiting at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair, Hynes Convention Center, November 16-18, at Booth 510.


SPAIN AND ITALY 1498-1850

Welcoming autumn 2018 with books, manuscripts, and broadsides on subjects including liturgy, celebration, religious women, science, pharmaceuticals and freak weather. Also, children's education, childbirth, sign language and satire.

 


Rare Book Fair London

30 items for Rare Book Fair London, Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018. We are at stand P10. 


MAY 2018

A list of new acquisitions for May 2018, subjects include botany, alchemy, word games, horoscopes, popular literature, and nuns.


BOOK OF THE MONTH

LECTURES BY AN ENGLISH JESUIT IN PERUGIA

Illustrated student notes on lectures on Aristotle's 'Physics', given in Perugia, 1647 by John Simcocks, SJ (1609-1695), later a missionary to England, probable author of a controversial English-language printed work, and courtier to the exiled King James II in Saint-Germain.  

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