Winter 2015

14 Dec Book of the Week – A Fairy Garland

A FAIRY GARLAND, BEING FAIRY TALES… Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) London: Cassel & Company, Limited, 1928 PZ8 F1685 1928 A collection of fairy tales translated from French into English, including Charles Perrault’s “Puss ‘n Boots,” d’Aulnoy’s “The Blue Bird,” and Hamilton’s “Mayblossom.” Edmund Dulac was a French-born, British-naturalized magazine illustrator, book...

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30 Nov Book of the Week – Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica

  Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica Isaac Newton (1642-1727) London, J. Streater, 1687 First edition QA803 A2 1687 The foundation work on dynamics and gravitation, this book was the culminating intellectual and scientific achievement of the Enlightenment. Although Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler had shown the way by describing the phenomena they observed,...

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