English Coats of Arms.
In the mid-16th century, tradesmen working for the Fugger mercantile and banking empire and commissioned by the Augsburg patrician and book lover Johann Jakob Fugger were busy acquiring new treasures, from sources near and far, for Fugger's huge collection of books. To enlarge his collection of European dynastic history and heraldry, a special interest of Fugger's in 1545--50, he procured this work, the latest...
The Portraits of the Fugger Family.
Fuggerorum et Fuggerarum ... imagines
In 1593, members of the famous Fugger family commissioned the Augsburg engraver Dominicus Custos (circa 1550--1612) to create this ambitious collection of family portraits. Using existing portraits as his models, Custos finished a first edition of the portraits in 1593. After his death, his sons-in-law, Lukas Kilian (1579--1637) and Wolfgang Kilian (1581--1662), expanded and updated the collection, replacing the portraits of some members of...
Custos, Dominicus - Kilian, Lucas - Kilian, Wolfgang
This English manuscript was made in East Anglia in the mid-13th century for a patron with special veneration for Saint Olaf, whose life and martyrdom are prominently portrayed in the Beatus initial of Psalm 1. Known as the Carrow Psalter, because of its later use by the nunnery of Carrow near Norwich, it is more accurately described as a psalter-hours, as it contains, among...
Some Catholic and Mostly Learned Booklets.
Opvscvla aliqvot vere catholica ac imprimis erudita
Philosopher, educator, and psychologist Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540) was an early humanist, educational theorist, and Renaissance man. He was born in Valencia into a wealthy family of Jewish tradesmen. His family had been forced to convert to Catholicism so as to safeguard their lives and property and to avoid being expelled from Spain. They nonetheless continued to practice Judaism in a private synagogue in...
Schöffer, Peter - Vives, Juan Luis
The Chronicles of Saint King Ferdinand III.
Coronica del sancto rey don Fernando tercero deste nombre q gano a Seuilla y a Cordoua y a Iaen y a toda el andaluzia. Cuyo cuerpo esta en la santa yglesia de Seuilla
Coronica del sancto rey don Fernando tercero deste nombre que gano a Seuilla y a Cordoua y a Iaen y a toda el Andaluzia, cuyo cuerpo esta en la santa iglesia de Seuilla (The chronicles of Saint King Ferdinand III, who conquered Seville and Córdoba and Jaén and the whole of Andalusia, and whose body rests in the Holy Church in Seville) was printed...
Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon - Jiménez De Rada, Rodrigo - Sancho IV, King of Castile and Leon
Flora Arabica is a botanical catalog of the plants of the Arabia. The work is in six volumes covering the whole of the Arabian Peninsula: the extra-tropical west, the tropical west, the tropical east, and the extra-tropical east including the Persian Gulf region. The catalog is by Father Ethelbert Blatter, and is largely based on the herbaria of the British Museum, which itself contained...
Central Asian questions;
Demetrius Charles Boulger (1853-1928) was a British orientalist who wrote prolifically on topics mainly related to the British Empire. With Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1840-1908), a British administrator in India, he co-founded the Asiatic Quarterly Review, which he edited for a time. An unapologetic imperialist with strongly anti-Russian views, Boulger criticized the British government for its lack of assertiveness, as he saw it, in...
Boulger, Demetrius Charles
Flora of Aden
Flora of Aden is a botanical catalog of plants found in Aden and vicinity at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. The work appeared in three issues in 1914-16. Despite never having traveled to the region, Father Ethelbert Blatter was able to add 250 plants to the literature of the region's known species. He relied on various herbaria and travel accounts, beginning with...
The industrial arts of India.
"Part II, on The master handicrafts of India, is a reprint, with added text, of a portion of my Handbook to the Indian Court at the Paris International Exhibition of 1878."--v. 1, p. vi. Published for the Committee of Council on Education.
Birdwood, George C. M. (George Christopher Molesworth)
Calder, Charles Cumming - Sedgwick, Leonard John
The preaching of Islam; a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith,
The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith is an important early work by the British Orientalist and historian of Islamic art Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930). Arnold was born in Devonport, Devon, England, and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1888 he moved to British India, where he taught philosophy at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College (present-day Aligarh Muslim...