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New PDF release: Archives of the Scientific Revolution: The Formation and

By Michael Hunter

ISBN-10: 0851155537

ISBN-13: 9780851155531

Manuscript collections created via the contributors and associations who have been answerable for the clinical revolution provide beneficial proof of the highbrow aspirations and dealing practices of the central protagonists. This quantity is the 1st to discover such information, concentrating on the ways that rules have been formulated, kept and disseminated, and establishing up knowing of the method of highbrow switch. It analyses the features and background of the documents of such top intellectuals as Robert Boyle, Galileo Galilei, G.W. Leibniz, Isaac Newton and William Petty; additionally thought of are the recent medical associations based on the time, the Royal Society and the Académie des Sciences. In each one case, major broader findings emerge about the nature and position of such holdings; an introductory essay discusses the translation and exploitation of archives.MICHAEL HUNTERis Professor of historical past at Birkbeck collage, collage of London. members: MICHAEL HUNTER, MASSIMO BUCCIANTINI, MARK GREENGRASS, ROBERT A. HATCH, FRANCES HARRIS, JOELLA YODER, DOMENICO BERTOLONI MELI, ROB ILIFFE, JAMES G. O'HARA, MORDECHAI FEINGOLD, CHRISTIANE DEMEULENAERE-DOUYRE, DAVID good

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5^* Gravit follows Delisle; see Cabinet des manuscrits (n. 13), ii, 18 n. 3. 62 Robert A. Hatch Primal Visions: Boulliau and Peiresc fifty Volumes, as many in folio as octavo, of manuscripts concerning mathematics and other matters, valued thirty livres [‘Short Inventory’, 1694] Having identified a discrepancy, a legend, and a modern hypothesis to explain an ‘obscure history’, it is appropriate to take a second look at the ‘Boulliau Collec­ tion’. Retracing Gravit’s steps, we first consider the relation between the Boulliau and Peiresc papers.

There are others from various persons collected by M. Boulliau concerning astronomy and different subjects. Twenty packets of letters to M. Peiresc from various persons; Twenty two packets of [letters of] M. Boulliau that he has written, received, or collected; Four large packets of mixed letters; Three volumes of bound letters - two of astronomy by the better astronomers, two others of M. Matharel, Resident of the King at Venice during 1648-1651; one volume of letters of le P. ^^ Fol. 10, for example, provides a list of ‘Pieces d’Astronomie’ with the note: ‘Astronomie divisee en quatre paquets - le ler contient les horoscopes - le 2 contient les problemes le 3me les dissertations mathematiques le quatrieme les observations celestes sans comprendre les lettres concemant ses matieres qui seront dans 1’articles des lettres ci-dessous.

Huet at least two years before Boulliau’s death. A volume at the British Library, ‘Ismaelis Bullialdi adversaria literaria’, 248 folios (MS Add, 16912). bears a printed seal, dated 1692, o f Pierre-Daniel Huet (1630-1721), Bishop o f Avranches and longtime friend of Boulliau: ‘Ex libris Bibliothecae quam Illus=/ trissimus Ecclesiae Princips. / PETRUS DANIEL HUETIUS/ Episc. Abrincensis Domui Professae/ Paris. PP. Soc. Jesu Integra[ ] vivens donavit/An. 1692’. The volume is described as ‘Recueil/ d’un grand/ nombre/ d’anciennes/ Pieces/ en Giec, Latin/ Franqais &c/ M S’ and was ‘Purchased o f Tho.

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