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In: A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570–1792
In: A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570–1792
In: A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570–1792
In: A History and Catalogue of the Lindsay Library, 1570–1792

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The paper is devoted to one of Poland’s first publications (and at the same time one counted among the largest of that time in Europe) of documentary source materials entitled Epistolae historico-familiares (vol. 1–3, Brunsbergae 1709–1711, vol. 4, Wratislaviae 1761), covering the history of Poland between 1667 and 1710. The article focuses on presenting the circumstances in which the work was created, its contents and the issues relating to the authenticity of some of the materials contained therein. The work was compiled over several years (1706–1710) in the immediate surroundings and under the guidance of Bishop of Warmia Andrzej Chryzostom Załuski and comprised ca. 2,040–2,050 textual documents, mainly his correspondence as well as various historical materials and current public life materials. Despite controversies related to Załuski falsifying some of his letters, the work has lost nothing of its significant source value to this day.

In: Quaerendo
Author: Mart van Duijn

Sabrina Corbellini, Margriet Hoogvliet and Bart Ramakers, Discovering the Riches of the Word. Religious Reading in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. (Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2015, 24 cm, XII, 368 pp., Intersections. Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture, vol. 38, ISBN 978 90 04 29038 9, €149,-).

In 2015 the series Intersections of Brill saw the birth of its 38th volume: Discovering the Riches of the Word, edited by Sabrina Corbellini, Margriet Hoogvliet and Bart Ramakers. The series offers an interdisciplinary approach and is aimed at bringing together material on well-considered

In: Quaerendo

Anne-Pascale Pouey-Mounou and Paul J. Smith (editors) Early Modern Catalogues of Imaginary Books; a Scholarly Anthology (Intersections, 66. Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2019, 360 pp., ISBN 978-90-04-41364-1, €115,-).

This volume is the outcome of a conference held at Leiden in 2014, ‘Satirical catalogues – fictitious libraries’. In sensibly restricting itself to the sixteenth- eighteenth centuries it had no need to take into account the more obvious and celebrated examples such as the Fortsas sale of 1840. In part prompted by this occasion, Gustave Brunet agreeably discussed the genre in an essay first published in 1851 and then included

In: Quaerendo
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In: Quaerendo
Author: Reinder Storm

Michiel van Groesen, Imagining the Americas in print. Books, maps, and encounters in the Atlantic world. (Leiden/Boston, Brill, 2019. XII, 272 pp., illus., Library of the Written Word, vol. 74, ISBN 978-90-04-34802-8, €130,-).

Michiel van Groesen Phd is professor of Maritime History at the Leiden University. As he states on his information page on the university’s website, Van Groesen’s interest in maritime history ‘is embedded in the culture of the Dutch Golden Age and the Atlantic world. Broadly speaking his research is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on the culture of imperial expansion and the

In: Quaerendo

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The Natuurkunde van het Geheelal in Wolfenbüttel, which was made in Utrecht around 1465–1470 is a text about celestial bodies and meteorological and natural phenomena. Most copies of this text are clarified by astronomical drawings and diagrams. The manuscript in Wolfenbüttel, however, also contains miniatures with the personifications of the seven planets and the signs of the zodiac. The author’s aim is to find the source of inspiration for the unusual pictures of the planets in particular, and also for the signs of the zodiac.

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In: Quaerendo