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Since the time of Aristotle in the 5th century BCE, western learning advocated that heavenly bodies revolved around the...
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This richly illustrated volume of travel narratives was compiled and engraved by Theodor de Bry (1528–1598). It shows gr...
In 1501 the master-printer Aldus Manutius produced this pocket-sized edition of Virgil: the first book printed with an i...
In 1611, Johann Konrad von Gemmingen, Prince Bishop of Eichstätt in Germany, determined to record for posterity the spec...
Bestiaries are books containing descriptions of birds and beasts both real and fantastical, to which Christian moral and...
Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727) not only proposed the law of gravity and the three laws of motion, but he is also credited ...
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This is the old, Norse folk-tale of Amleth, a literary ancestor of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The Scandinavian legend was rec...
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William Blackstone’s The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest contains the texts of 14 medieval documents, tracing th...
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This item is the first published English translation of The History of Scotland by George Buchanan (1506–1582). Buchanan...
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De origine, moribus, et rebus gestis Scotorum libri decem (Concerning the origin, customs, and actions of the Scots in t...
Written in the late 1620s, Sir Edward Coke’s Institutes was a pioneering four-volume treatise on English common law. Whi...
On the Fabric of the Human Body is one of the most influential works in the history of Western medicine. It was conceive...