In 1525 Durer published an introduction to geometry and in 1527 a text on military fortifications both in German. After his death the two texts were published in Paris in Latin in 1535. Geometry was an expertise needed by artists in Northern Europe to capture the life-like perspectives of Italian Renaissance art.
A popular surgical manual published in 1543 written by Jean Tagaut, a Protestant physician (ca. 1517-1560). Includes woodcut illustrations of surgical instruments, orthopedic devices, and skeletons. Very tight original binding.
Copernicus first published On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres in 1543. Haverford's copy includes a few old annotations along with pencil markings indicating the passages to be censored according to the decrees of the Inquisition in 1616 and 1620. The printer's name is inked out on the title page. He too was judged to be in error by Pope Paul IV in his Index of Prohibited Books of 1557.
This text forms part of a long literary tradition referred to as the "Secrets of Women." Early versions date from the 13th century and were attributed falsely to the theologian Albertus Magnus. The texts are concerned with women's fertility and reproduction. By the time this edition was printed in 1571, physicians no longer relied on its explanations of gynecology. However, the text was still a resource for clergy who drew from it ideas about women's imperfect natures. The text is bound with a copy of Aristotle's Problemata.
"faithfully collected from the works of English and foreign learned authors of good esteem, Mr. Samuel Ward and Mr. Samuel Clark, and others : with above one hundred and twenty sad and dreadful examples of Gods severe judgements upon notorious drunkards ... : to which is added His Majesties proclamation against learned doctor of physick, declaring how intemperate drinking destroyes our bodily health and strength."
London : Printed for the author, and are to be sold by Langley Curtis ..., 1682.