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...Illuminated border in upper and side margins, fourteen lines written in an elegant scribal hand in brown ink with initial letters in liquid gold; large initial letter 'C' and baluster-shaped capitals in first line, and border of symmetrical...
...As Tristram describes in the preface, the object of this book is to illustrate every allusion to natural history found in Christian scripture. It is the product of his travels in the Holy Land, accompanied by botanical and zoological...
...Christophe Richer (1513-52), valet du chambre to François I, and also secretary to Chancellor Poyet, is believed to have made a number of diplomatic missions to Turkey. Later he was French ambassador to Denmark and Sweden. This work...
...First edition of a fundamental work on optics, and Alhazen’s work. Known as the father of optics, Alhazen (Ibn al-Haytham) is considered the greatest Muslim physicist and one of the great scientists of the Middle Ages unmatched in his field...