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xi, 160 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • Foreword / Michael A. Keller
  • Preface / Roberto G. Trujillo and Henry Lowood
  • Introduction : inside the baroque encyclopedia / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Science, history, and erudition : Athanasius Kircher's museum at the Collegio Romano / Paula Findlen
  • Kircher's magnetic investigations / Martha Baldwin
  • Kircher's subterranean world and the dignity of the geocosm / Tara E. Nummedal
  • The connoisseur of magic / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Between the demonic and the miraculous : Athanasius Kircher and the baroque culture of machines / Michael John Gorman
  • Making music, making knowledge : the harmonius universe of Athanasius Kircher / Penelope Gouk
  • Matters medical / Martha Baldwin
  • "If you have a secret, either keep it, or reveal it" : cryptography and universal language / Nick Wilding
  • China illustrata : the universe in a cup of tea / Haun Saussy
  • Kircher's Egypt / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Kircher among the ruins : esoteric knowledge and universal history / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Appendix I : Kircher's correspondence / Nick Wilding
  • Appendix II : Bibliography of works by and related to Athanasius Kircher at the Stanford University Libraries / John E. Mustain and Barry E. Hinman.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
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xiii, 109 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
"The Ecstatic Journey: Althanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome" surveys the scientific, religious and political culture of 17th-century Rome through the works of Althanasius Kircher (1602-80), a German Jesuit at the Roman College. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, this illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Ingrid D. Rowland and descriptions of over 100 works. The introduction by F. Sherwood Rowland, 1995 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, offers an appreciation of Kircher and observations on the idea of scientific progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780943056258 20160528
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
cxii, 567, [1] p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
G. E. Rumphius, also known as the "Indian Pliny, " was one of the great tropical naturalists of the seventeenth century. Born in Germany, he spent most of his life in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, stationed on the island of Ambon in eastern Indonesia. He wrote two major works; this one, the first modern work on tropical fauna, was published posthumously in Dutch in 1705. A classic text of natural history, it is now available in English for the first time. The descriptions in "The Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet cover "the gamut of organisms found in the seas surrounding Ambon--crabs, shrimp, sea urchins, mussels--as well as minerals and rare concretions taken from animals and plants. A series of exquisite etchings accompanies the descriptions. The book has been masterfully translated and extensively annotated by E. M. Beekman, whose introduction provides the first biography of Rumphius in English that incorporates new material.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300075342 20160604
Special Collections

5. Darwinism and language [1999] Online

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24 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
3 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • pt. 1. The Middle Ages and the Renaissance : auction, Wednesday 18 March 1998
  • pt. 2. The Age of Reason : auction, Monday 15 June - Tuesday 16 June 1998
  • pt. 3. The Modern Age : auction, Thursday 29 October 1998.
Special Collections

7. America's communal utopias [1997] Online

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xxi, 537, [1] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
From the Shakers to the Branch Davidians, America's communal utopians have captured the popular imagination. These 17 essays seek to demonstrate the relevance of such groups to the mainstream of American social, religious, and economic life, examining those founded before 1965.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780807822999 20160527
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
[64] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections

9. The Giannalisa Feltrinelli library [1997 - 2001] Online

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7 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • pt. 1. Incunabula and other Italian early printed books
  • pt. 2. Italian Renaissance manuscripts and autograph letters
  • pt. 3. Fine Italian illustrated books
  • pt. 4. L'Italia delle regioni dal Medioevo al risorgimento
  • pt. 5. Regional mapping of Renaissance Italy
  • pt. 6. The art fêtes and history of Italy; literature of the Grand Tour == 7. ptie, L'Itale et les français.
Special Collections
Book
2 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
82 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
100 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
160 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections

14. Linguae vasconum primitiae [1995] Online

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409, [1] p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
128 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Special Collections

16. A history of warfare [1993] Online

Book
xvi, 432 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • War in human history; Interlude: limitation on warmaking
  • Stone; Interlude: fortification
  • Flesh; Interlude: armies
  • Iron; Interlude: logistics and supply
  • Fire.
Examines the place of warfare in human culture and the human impulse toward violence.
Special Collections
Book
159, [9] p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections
Book
xxviii, 248 p. ; 21 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Green Library, Special Collections

19. Das Neue Testament [1991] Online

Book
246, 292, 220, 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • Das Neue Testament nach der deutschen Übersetzung D. Martin Luthers
  • Le Nouveau Testament traduction d'après le Texte grec par Louis Segond
  • The New Testament authorized (King James) version
  • Het Nieuwe Testament Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap - vertaling 1951.
Special Collections
Book
111, [1] p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Special Collections