This fragment discusses, from a medical viewpoint, sexuality and voice, e.g. "si est uirtus pectoris fortis extrahens aerem subito fit uox magna" (if there is strong power in the chest, drawing out air suddenly, then there is a big voice/sound).
Book — A partial bifolium, including one nearly complete leaf, 215 x 300 mm.
The fragment begins in the latter part of the discussion of roses (ch. 21), then takes up lilies (ch. 22), and includes a discussion of poppies. Marginal headings in the hand of the scribe call attention to the medical application of the herbs: for headache, for toothache, for tough eyelashes, for itch, for snakebite, against bad blood in the stomach, and for soothing the stomach. [dealer description]
The Dragmaticon is Williams' revision, made ca. 1144-50, of his most important work, De Philosophia Mundi. Written in dramatic dialogue form, the Dragmaticon touches on all aspects of "The science of the world," i.e. astronomy, geography, meteorology and medicine. Further, it attempts to reconcile discrepancies between church doctrine and scientific observation.
An anthology of 15 medical and astrological texts including Guido of Bologna, Utrum Eger Liberetur aut Non, William of England, De Urina Non Visa, Caciagurea, Aphorismi, pseudo-Hippocrates, De'Astrologia, Gentile da Foligno, De Diebus Creticis, etc.
Archive/Manuscript — 78 items (68 prints, 10 p. biographical reprints.
Photographic prints from the Samuel I. and Cecile M. Barchas collection include the following scientists: Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Peter Apian, F. Arago, Aristotle, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Jöns Jakob Berzelius, F.W. Bessel, Johann Elert Bode, Robert Boyle, James Bradley, Tycho Brahe, David Brewster, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Nicolaus Copernicus, Humphry Davy, J.B. Delambre, René Descartes, John Dollond, Leonhard Euler, Michael Faraday, John Flamsteed, M. de Fontenelle, Jean Baptiste Fourier, Benjamin Franklin, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Pierre Gassendi, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Edmond Halley, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, John F. W. Herschel, William Herschel, Christiaan Huygens, Johannes Kepler, J. L. Lagrange, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande, Pierre Simon Laplace, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, U. J. Le Verrier, Nevil Maskelyne, Gerhard Mercator, Charles Messier, Isaac Newton, W. Olbers, Ptolemy, René-Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, Angelo Secchi, Edwin A. Stevens. James Watt.
One of the prints is unidentified. Biographical sketches from the periodical, The popular science monthly, are about Angelo Secchi, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Caroline Lucretia Herschel; another insert is about David Brewster. Artists and printmakers are also identified. These include: Pierre-Michel Alix, Charles Beaubrun, Julien-Léopold Boilly, Louis, Boilly, Johann Friedrich Bolt, Johann Theodor de Bry, Nicholas Gabriel Dupuis, William Thomas Fry, Jules Gaildrau, Franz Gareis, Johann Elias Haid, Frans Hals, Benjamin Holl, William Holl, Thomas Hudson, Godfrey Kneller, Thomas, Lawrence, James Lonsdale, Frederick Mackenzie, Jean Denis Nargeot, James Posselwhite, Henry Raeburn, Denis Auguste Marie Raffett, John Russell, Edward Scriven, Ambroise Tardieu, James Thomson, Charles Albert Waltner.