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Virescit vulnere virtus (Virtue grows stronger from being wounded) Orontii finei delphinatis, regii mathematicarvm professoris, de solaribus horologiis… Oronce Fine (1494-1555) Parisiis: apud Gulielmum Cauellat, 1560 First edition QB215 F55 1560Oronce Fine was the son of a physician who drew, in part, upon astrology for his medicine, as was the...

"Concise Algebra easily described, which brings forth the great wonders of arithmetic" "[R]omance is a reaction from the algebra" -- Booth Tarkington Algebrae compendiosa facilisqve descriptio, qua depromuntur magna Arithmetices miracula Johann Scheubel (1494-1570) Parisiis: Apud Gulielmum Cauellat, 1551 First edition DR507 V54 1530Johann Scheubel was born in Kirchheim unter Teck,...

Click to view slideshow.The J. Willard Marriott Library has a great collection of seminal science works in its Rare Books Department. Visit level 3 of the library to see images from some of these books. Join us for a lecture on September 28.Frontiers of Science~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~From...

Remember snow? Winter is coming! Last January, Dean Henry White, College of Science, and Ben Bromley, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, trudged through the snow to Rare Books to look at our first edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia (1687) and other books...