The Early Modern Commons

Edmond Hoyle, Gent.

Recent Posts

Another 2016 Acquisition

12 December 2016

Only days ago, I published an essay on my 2016 acquisitions. One more just arrived from Austria. I didn't include it in the previous essay because it had been stuck in US Customs for...

16: The Year in Collecting

8 December 2016

Earlier this year, the Book Club of California hosted the annual tour of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies. I was a panelist for a session entitled "Delights and Dilemmas...

Piquet, Provenance, and a Puzzle

14 November 2016

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, I wrote year-end essays highlighting new acquisitions. I've made sporadic interim updates on particularly noteworthy books: a trictrac manuscript and a Scottish...

Fifth Anniversary: The half-year in collecting

22 June 2016

Today marks the fifth anniversary of this blog. Most of my energy is devoted to the descriptive bibliography of Hoyle, substantial portions of which are now online. But I don't want...