Leonardo da Vinci

This is Leonardo da Vinci’s codex on the flight of birds.  The codex dates from 1505 and is part of the numerous notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.

Liceti, Fortunio 1577-1657 -De Monstris. Amsterdam 1665

One of the earliest classifications of deformities. This work includes both real and imaginary cases augmented by accurate descriptions of cases observed by Liceti in the years following the first edition. The first edition of 1619 has no illustrations whilst this one has an appendix by the Dutch anatomist Blaes who also corrected some errors of the previous edition of 1643.

Siderius Nuncius – Galileo Galilei

Sidereus Nuncius is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610.

Fasciculus Medicinae Translation 1495

One of the most famous medical works of the 15th century. Fasciculus Medicinae is a “bundle” of six independent and quite different medieval medical treatises. The collection, which existed only in a handful of manuscripts was first printed in 1491 in Latin and came out in numerous editions over the next 25 years.

Divine Proportion – Luca Pacioli

De divina proportione (written in Milan in 1496–98, published in Venice in 1509). Two versions of the original manuscript are extant, one in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, the other in the Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire in Geneva. The subject was mathematical and artistic proportion, especially the mathematics of the golden ratio and its application in architecture.

Liber Chronicarum Translation Volume 4 Nuremberg Chronicle Translation Volume 4 Hartmann Schedel

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-4-0
The Fourth volume of the Liber Chronicarum Translation series. This volume contains the second part of the translation of the 6th Age of the World.
The Sixth Age from the Birth of Christ to the Present Day.
Volume 4 contains 3,746 notes identifying sources used by Schedel and clarifying elements of the translation.

Fishing With an Angle

Juliana Berners, O.S.B., (or Barnes or Bernes) (born 1388?), English writer on heraldry, hawking and hunting, is said to have been prioress of the Priory of St. Mary of Sopwell, near St Albans in Hertfordshire. Her book on fishing was the first known book on this topic written by a woman.


Basic Introduction that can be used for Tracing Beautiful Landscapes or Prospects, for aficionados of the art of drawing Told and made personally in copper engravings/ by Johann Daniel Preissler,
the local Painting-Academy director, also found by him, in Nuremberg. Third edition.

Diderot and D’Alembert

Visit a 17th and 18th century paper mill in France. Section includes layout and process diagrams of paper making.

In Cl. Ptolemaei Pelusiensis. IIII de astrorum iudiciis

An excerpt from Cardano’s Ptolemaei 1578. Cardano’s family geniture.

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