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Trevelyon Miscellany, 1608
Thomas Trevilian, or Trevelyon, a London craftsman of whom little is known, created his miscellany in 1608 when he was about the age of 60. The bulky manuscript of 290 double-sided folios contains texts and images appropriated from books, woodcuts, and engravings of his day. Part one of the manuscript (leaves 3–36) consists of historical and practical information: a time line; an illustrated calendar; moralizing proverbs; a series of computational tables and astronomical diagrams; lists of families linked to William the Conqueror; distances between London and cities around the ...
Hyginus’s “De Astronomia” and Other Astronomical and Computational Manuscripts
Although this manuscript dating from the early 12th century is incomplete, its overall structure can be deduced from the remaining parts. At one time it contained the De Astronomia of Hyginus, a calendar, and several texts on chronometry. An astronomical textbook under the name of Hyginus was widely disseminated throughout the Middle Ages. The topics of the work concern central conceptions relating to stars and celestial myths. In its present form, the manuscript contains the second book of Hyginus’s De Astronomia, together with pen drawings, including of the constellations ...
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Boethius’s “Commentaries on Cicero's ‘Topics’” and Other Astronomical Treatises
This miscellany contains the following works: Commentarii in Ciceronis Topica (Commentaries on Cicero's “Topics”), by Boethius; the famous Somnium Scipionis (ex libris VI De re publica) (The dream of Scipio, book six from “The Republic”), by Cicero; Commentarii in Ciceronis Somnium Scipionis (Commentaries on Cicero’s “The Dream of Scipio”), by Macrobius; Naturalis historia, ex libris II (excerpta Eboracensia) (Natural history, Book two with York excerpts), by Pliny the Elder; and Epistola de ratione horologii (Letter on time reckoning). In the Middle Ages, the commentary by Macrobius, a late-Roman ...
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"Of the Nature of Things" and "Of the Times" by Bede. Letters by Saint Jerome and Pseudo-Jerome. Allegorical Drawings with Commentary and Glosses
This manuscript contains two works on computus (computations) by the Anglo-Saxon scholar the Venerable Bede (673−735), De natura rerum (Of the nature of things) and De temporum ratione (Of the times), and letters by Saint Jerome and Pseudo-Jerome. On a page originally left blank, folio 63 recto, pen drawings were entered towards the end of the 11th century. Their motifs are monsters, composed of parts of different animals: the upper creature consists of a bird's head with donkey ears, the tail of a dragon ending in a peacock ...
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The Nuremberg Chronicle
The Liber chronicarum, a universal history compiled from older and contemporary sources by the Nuremberg doctor, humanist, and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (1440–1514), is one of the most densely illustrated and technically advanced works of early printing. It contains 1809 woodcuts produced from 645 blocks. The Nuremberg entrepreneur Sebald Schreyer and his brother-in-law, Sebastian Kammermeister, financed the production of the book. Michael Wolgemut and his son-in-law Wilhelm Pleydenwurff executed the illustrations in around 1490, a time when their workshop was at its artistic peak and the young Albrecht Dürer was ...
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