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...First edition of Mead's work on smallpox and measles, which includes a Latin translation of Rhazes work. Mead favoured inoculation, and his great authority and influence helped towards a more general acceptance of this measure. Rhazes...
...Third edition of the 'canonical' Alfonsine Tables, astronomical tables compiled in Toledo by a team of scholars commissioned by Alfonso X, 'el Sabio', to update the eleventh-century Toledan Tables. The Latin version was made from a Spanish...
...Two pamphlets relating to the Turks. The first purports to be a letter from George Fox (1624-91), founder of the Society of Friends or Quakers, to Mehmed IV, Sultan of the Turks, and the King of Algiers, inviting them to abandon slavery...
...First Edition of Halley's definitive Apollonius, one of only four hundred copies, containing the first edition of the first four books in the original Greek, and Halley's translation from the Arabic of Books V-VII, making it the first...
...A speech persuading Louis XIV to join European efforts at fighting the Turks, spuriously attributed to the most famous of seventeenth-century military leaders and actually a piece of German propaganda against French relations...
...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...