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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...

“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...

“…in which true images of fish are displayed.”Libri de piscibus marinis in quibus ver piscium effigies Guillaume Rondelet (1507-1566) Lugduni: M. Bonhomme, 1554-1555 First edition QL41 R6Guillaume Rondelet was one of the first of sixteenth century scientists to break with the eighteen-hundred-year-old tradition among natural historians of quoting or...

[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...