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October 2017

One of the most wonderful books I’ve read! An history of the wonderful things of nature!

985G Joannes Jonstonus 1603-1675 An history of the wonderful things of nature: set forth in ten severall classes. Wherein are contained I. The wonders of the heavens. II. Of the elements. III. Of meteors. IV. Of minerals. V. Of plants.... Continue Reading →

One of the most wonderful books I’ve read! An history of the wonderful things of nature!

985G Joannes Jonstonus 1603-1675 An history of the wonderful things of nature: set forth in ten severall classes. Wherein are contained I. The wonders of the heavens. II. Of the elements. III. Of meteors. IV. Of minerals. V. Of plants.... Continue Reading →

“Donkey dung, introduced by the devil.”

907G Johannes de Verdena  (d.1437) Sermones Dormi secure vel dormi sine cura de t[em]p[or]e.               [bound with] Sermones Dormi secure de tempore et de sanctis. Nuremberg : Anton Koberger, 12 Mar. 1498Nuremberg : Anton... Continue Reading →

Holland’s Pliny: 1601 one of the Most Important Elizabethan Science Books

881G     Gaius Plinius Secundus. (23-79); trans. Philemon Holland Pliny the Elder 1552-1637 The Historie Of the World: Commonly called, the Natvrall Historie of c. Plinivs Secvndvs. Translted into English by Philemon Holland Doctor of Physicke. The first [and second] Tome[s]. London: Adam Islip,1601                     […]

An history of the wonderful things of nature!

985G Joannes Jonstonus 1603-1675 An history of the wonderful things of nature: set forth in ten severall classes. Wherein are contained I. The wonders of the heavens. II. Of the elements. III. Of meteors. IV. Of minerals. V. Of plants.... Continue Reading →

A very good explanation of book formats!

In this blog post, we will be looking at the variety of formats of Hunter’s printed books, and uncover the technical terms, which are commonly used to describe the books’ formats. via William Hunter’s Library: the Shapes of Books — University... Continue Reading →

An history of the wonderful things of nature!

985G Joannes Jonstonus 1603-1675 An history of the wonderful things of nature: set forth in ten severall classes. Wherein are contained I. The wonders of the heavens. II. Of the elements. III. Of meteors. IV. Of minerals. V. Of plants.... Continue Reading →

Marinus Becichemus Scodrensis

982G Marino Becichemo 1468-1526 Hoc libro continentur haec opera Becichemi : Panegyricus serenissimo principi Leonardo Lauretano et illustrissimo Senatui Veneto dictus. Centuria epistola[rum] quaestionu[m] eide[m] principi atq[ue] senatui dicata: in qua su[n]t capita plura ad arte[m] oratoria[m] & ad artificiu[m]... Continue Reading →

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