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“Non ex libris solum, sed ex rebus ipsis scientiam quaeritis.”Gvilielmi gilberti colcestrensis, medici londinensis, de magnete magneticisqve corporibvs, et de magno magnete tellure; phsiologia noua, plurimis & argumentis, & experimentis demonstrata William Gilbert (1540-1603) Londini: excvdebat P. Short, 1600 First edition QC751 G44 1600This the only published work of...

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="233"] Liber Moamin falconrii de Scientia venandi per aves et quadrupeds[/caption]“In quantum enim sunt reges non habent propriam delectationem nisi venationem” — Moamin“A wise falcon hides his talons.” — ProverbFacsimile. The so-called “Wiener Moamin” was created on the Italian penisula in the...

    “A catt may look on a king”Lexicon Tetraglotton, an English-French-Italian-Spanish… James Howell (1594? – 1666) London: Printed by J.G. for Samuel Thompson, 1660 First and only editionJames Howell, born in Wales and educated at Oxford, began his literary career in 1640 with the political allegory, Dendrologia: Dodona’s...

“o Prince of Poetry”Dhikrá Shaksipīr Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī (1892-1955) Egypt: al-Maṭbaʻah al-Salafīyah, 1926 First edition PJ7808.S5 D55 1926The Egyptian poet Aḥmad Zakī Abū Shādī was a man of many talents. Not only was he renowned as a poet and man of letters, he was also trained as a...