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    Finding Our Place in the Cosmos: From Galileo to Sagan and Beyond

    A thematic collection exploring changing models of the universe through time, ideas of life on other words and Carl Sagan’s place in the tradition of science. It features manuscripts, rare books, celestial atlases, newspaper articles, sheet music and movie posters. Like our ancestors, we look up at the heavens and wonder. What is the structure of the universe? How significant are we? Are we ...

    • Contributor: Sagan, Carl - Druyan, Ann - Macfarlane, Seth

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  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    [Tractatus de membris Beatae Mariae Virginis], Catalog Record Only

    Anonymous work associating various parts of Mary's body with ascetic teachings; may have been inspired by a completely different treatise with a similar title produced a few years earlier at the monastery Ravengiersburg, not far from the Rhine island Rolandswerth on which this manuscript originated, the Tractatus de vinea spirituali by Tilmann of Dülmen. The scribe was probably Sister Ge(i)rdrudin Buchel, the Benedictine nun ...

    • Date: 1493
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Kan-ke goshinʾei shichisenshuchū hika hyakushu. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. (shahon), the copier and the date not known. Caption title. With no border, text in 12 vertical lines. On double leaves, oriental style (fukurotoji). LC copy rebound in western style (yōsōbon); original covers possibly removed. LC copy wormed, with loss of text. Asakawa collection. Not listed in Kokusho sōmokuroku, Nihon koten bungaku daijiten. Postscript dated 延德 2 [1490]. With. 菅原道眞. 菅家集. [17--?]. Bound ...

    • Contributor: Sugawara, Michizane
    • Date: 1490
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Portolano. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. Title from spine of modern binding. Caption on p. [1] reads: Al nome sia de dio e dela [ver]gene maria 1499 ad primo auosto / chomposto p[er] me nic[ol]o Stolfo. Written in the Venetian dialect in a mercantile cursive hand. Although the author indicates in his caption that he composed the work in 1499, his concluding text on p. [175] relates to Aug. ...

    • Contributor: Stolfo, Nicolo
    • Date: 1499