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February 2022

Gutenberg, Columbus and a few other important 15th century guys

A note on Gutenberg, with the comment "a divine invention, and one quite apt for displaying human stupidity" (trans.) 557j. Baptistae Fulgosi. 1453-1504 De Dictis Factisq[ue] Memorabilibus collectanæ Camillo Gilino latina facta. Milan, Giacomo Ferrari, 22 Juin 1509.     Price $6,500 Imprint... Continue Reading →

Kircher: The Man who tried to Know Everything!

632G  Kircher, Athanasius (& Kestler) .          1602-1680   Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, Qua Summa Argumentorum Multitudine & Varietate Naturalium rerum scientia per experimenta Physica, Mathematica, Medica, Chymica, Musica, Magnetica, Mechanica comprobatur atque stabilitur. Quam Ex Vastis Operibus Adm. Revdi. P. Athanasii Kircheri extraxit, & in hunc ordinem per classes redegit Romæ, Anno M. DC. LXXV. Joannes Stephanus […]

Early modern Cryptography. Gaspar Schott 1665.

554J Schott, C.  P. Gasparis Schotti e Societate Jesu Schola steganographica In Classes Octo Distributa, Quibus, praeter alia multa, ac jucundissima, explicantur Artificia Nova, Queis quilibet, scribendo Epistolam qualibet de re, & quocunque idiomate, potest alteri absenti, eorundem Artificiorum conscio,... Continue Reading →

Catalogue 32 Books from the 15th and 16th century. FASCICULE XXXII

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i24nwncomw0qkh/A%C2%B0%C2%B032fascicule%20XXXII%2015%5EM16c-1%28compressed-Smallpdf%29.pdf?dl=0 Here is the link to cut and past to download a PDF of fascicule XXXII https://www.dropbox.com/h?preview=A°°32fascicule+XXXII+15%5EM16c-1.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i24nwncomw0qkh/A%C2%B0%C2%B032fascicule%20XXXII%2015%5EM16c-1%28compressed-Smallpdf%29.pdf?dl=0 A°°32fascicule XXXII 15^M16c-1.pdf and a QR code qr-code32Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i24nwncomw0qkh/A%C2%B0%C2%B032fascicule%20XXXII%2015%5EM16c-1%28compressed-Smallpdf%29.pdf?dl=0

Catalogue 32 Books from the 15th and 16th century. FASCICULE XXXII

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i24nwncomw0qkh/A%C2%B0%C2%B032fascicule%20XXXII%2015%5EM16c-1%28compressed-Smallpdf%29.pdf?dl=0 Here is the link to cut and past to download a PDF of fascicule XXXII https://www.dropbox.com/h?preview=A°°32fascicule+XXXII+15%5EM16c-1.pdf https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i24nwncomw0qkh/A%C2%B0%C2%B032fascicule%20XXXII%2015%5EM16c-1%28compressed-Smallpdf%29.pdf?dl=0 A°°32fascicule XXXII 15^M16c-1.pdf and a QR code qr-code32Download https://www.dropbox.com/s/0i24nwncomw0qkh/A%C2%B0%C2%B032fascicule%20XXXII%2015%5EM16c-1%28compressed-Smallpdf%29.pdf?dl=0

Two copies 1475 & 1500 of OROSIUS’ SEVEN BOOKS OF HISTORY AGAINST THE PAGANS  THE FIRST WORLD HISTORY BY A CHRISTIAN COMPLETED C. 418 CE.

. 526J. Paulus Orosius (385-420). Pauli Orosii Viri Doctissimi Historiarum initium ad Aurelium Augustinum; Historiarum initium ad Aurelium Augustinum; Historiarum adversus paganos libri VII.         Venedig: Bernardinus de Vitalibus, 12.oct.1500          price $8,000 Folio 30 x 20 cm. Signatures: a-m⁶ n⁸ (a1 blank and... Continue Reading →

Galileo’s “Starry Messenger” and Kepler’s “Dioptrice” Two of the Most Important Books in Early Observational Astronomy

Gassendi, Pierre (1592-1655); Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642); Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) Petri Gassendi Institutio Astronomica: Juxta Hypotheseis tam Veterum quàm Recentiorum. Cui accesserunt Galilei Galilei Nuncius Sidereus; et Johannis Kepleri Dioptrice. Tertia editio prioribus Correctior. London: Henry Dickinson, 1683                                     […]

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