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A few interesting Bibles 1500-1611

I’ve decided to list them chronologically,  Please enjoy. Happy Holidays and New Year James 1)- 355J Bible Saint Jerome, Biblia cum summariis …A few interesting Bibles 1500-1611

Albrecht Dürer

392J. Albrecht DÜRER 1471-1528, Translator Giovanni Paolo Gallucci,; 1538-1621?   Di Alberto Durero pittore, e geometra chiarissimo. Della simmetria dei corpi humani. Libri quattro : Nuouamente tradotti dalla lingua Latina nella Italiana, da M. Gio. Paolo Gallucci Salodiano. Academico Veneto. Et... Continue Reading →

An Early Art instruction book: 1668: The most exquisite and mysterious arts of drawing, etching, engraving, limning, painting in oyl, washing of maps & pictures.

The excellency of the pen and pencil, exemplifying the uses of them in the most exquisite and mysterious arts of drawing, etching, engraving, limning, painting in oyl, washing of maps & pictures. Also the way to cleanse any old painting,... Continue Reading →

Polemo-Middinia. Carmen macaronicum.

The Polemo-Middinia is the most Outstanding of British Macaronic poems. Drummond subjected Scots dialect to Latin grammatical rules. "A remarkable anomaly in the Scottish print culture of the period, the poem's appearance in the years of 'the troubles' sheds new... Continue Reading →

Two Drummonds!

894F William Drummond 1585-1649 The works of William Drummond, of Hawthornden. Consisting of those which were formerly printed, and those which were design’d for the press. Now published from the author’s original copies. Edinburgh : printed by James Watson, in... Continue Reading →

Using cardboard spacers to fill gaps on the shelf — The Collation

Sometimes the simplest tools are the best. This post is a tribute to the humble hunk of folded cardboard.[note]For a formal description of the same tool, see Steven K. Galbraith, Linda Hohneke, and Renate Mesmer, “Book Preservation at the Folger... Continue Reading →

Marks on Bindings — The Collation

Thank you for your witty guesses to this month’s Crocodile, they are great! I also need to make a disclaimer: I am far from having collected enough evidence to answer this mystery, so like you, I only have guesses to... 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                                     […]

Where to find Isidore’s Etymologiae? — HOMO MODERNUS Featured image: London, British Library, Harley 3941/2, fol. 177r: a little map of the world squeezed in the margin of the chapter De orbe (Etym. XIIII 2) We have all been there. Whether in the middle of a busy... Continue Reading →

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