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Author Furlong, Gillian, author.

Title Treasures from UCL / Gillian Furlong.

Publication Info. London : UCL Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (192 pages) : illustrations (some colour).
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Series Open Access e-Books
Note Includes contributions by Rosemary Ashton, Paul Ayris, Frederick Bearman, Mary Collins, David D'Avray, Adrian Forty, Nicola Miller, David Price and René Weis.
This book is published under a CC BY-NC-SA licence.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "UCL has one of the foremost university Special Collections in the UK. It is a treasure trove of national and international importance, comprising over a million items dating from the 4th century ad to the present day. Treasures from UCL draws together detailed descriptions and images of 70 of the most prized items. Between the magnificent illuminated Latin Bible of the 13th century and the personal items of one of the 20th century?s greatest writers, George Orwell, the many highlights of this remarkable collection will delight and intrigue anyone who picks up this book."-- Website.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Illuminated Bible of the 13th or 14th century, Italy / Biblia Latina -- 2. Jewish service book of the 13th or 14th century, Spain / Castilian Haggadah -- 3.A beautiful Lectionarium, or reader, with fragments of two texts -- 13th-century Lectionary -- 4.A rare late medieval chemise binding -- Passio Christi (`Passion of Christ') / Frederick Bearman -- 5. Early edition of Rabanus Maurus's commentaries -- Rabanus Maurus, De Sermonum proprietate, sive Opus de universo -- 6. Genealogical roll chronicle of the kings of England, from a Yorkist -- Chronicon genealagicum regum anglorum / David D'Avray -- 7. Book of Hours from the late 15th century, adapted for the Victorian market -- Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis -- 8. Witch-hunting handbook with a Ben Jonson connection -- Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kramer Institoris, Malleus Maleficarum -- 9. Part of Book V of Confessio Amantis (`The Lover's Confession') -- John Gower, Confessio Amantis.
Note continued: 10.A guide to the good Christian life -- Andrew Chertsey, The crafte to lyve well and to dye well -- 11. Miles Coverdale and the genesis of the Bible in English -- Miles Coverdale, Biblia: the Byble: that is the holy Scripture of the Olde and New Testament / Paul Ayris -- 12. The art of practising Judaism in the 16th century / Italian Mahzor -- 13. Islamic art in the 15th century -- Fragment of the Holy Qur'an -- 14.A very rare medieval astronomical text -- Johannes De Sacrobosco, Tractatus de Sphera and other tracts -- 15. First printed edition of Euclid's Elements -- Euclid of Megara, Elementa geometriae -- 16. An early printed herbal -- Anonymous, Herbarius latinus: Herbarium seu de virtutibus herbarum -- 17.A very rare book of lunar tables -- Bernat de Granollachs, Lunarium ab anno 1490 ad annum 1550. Summario de la luna -- 18. The standard medieval manual of surgery -- Guy de Chauliac, Cyrurgia [with other medical tracts].
Note continued: 19. First translation of Vitruvius's De Architectura in Italian -- Cesare Cesariano (ed), Di Lucio Vitruvia Pollione De Architectura / Adrian Forty -- 20. Medical treatises from the East -- Haly Abbas [Ali ibn-al-'Abbas al Majusi], Liber totius medicine neessaria continens -- 21. Battlefield surgery techiniques: a 16th-century self-help manual -- Hans von Gersdorff, Feldtbuch der Wundartzney -- 22. Copernicus -- the first publication on a heliocentric universe -- Nicolaus Copernicus, De revolutienibus orbium coelestium -- 23.A physician's handbook for the Elizabethan age -- Pier Andrea Mattioli, Commentarii, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscorides Anazarbei, de medica materia -- 24. Second expanded edition of Vesalius's De Fabrica, the first book of scientific anatomy -- Andreas Vesalius, De lumami corporis fabrica libri septam -- 25. Fine early editions of Dante's La Divina Commedia -- Comento di Christoforo Landino Fiorentino sopra La Commedia di Dante Alighieri.
Note continued: 26.A guide to the etiquette of courts and courtiers -- Baldassarre Castiglione. Il Libro del cortegiano del conte Baldesar Castiglione -- 27.A rare and unusual late Elizabethan commonplace hook -- Thomas Trevelyon, manuscript, c. 1603 -- 28. Early mathematical treatise for artists' use -- Albrecht Durer, Les quatres livres d'Albert Durer, peinctre & geometrien ... de la proportion des parties & pourctraits des corps humains -- 29.A revolutionary discovery on the circulation of the blood -- William Harvey, Exercitatio anatomica de motu cordis et sanguinis in amimalibus -- 30. Views of the magnified world -- Robert Hooke, Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses -- Eleazar Albin, A natural history of spiders, and other curious Insects: illustrated with fifty-three copper plates, engraven by the best hands -- 31. The greatest work on exact science.
Note continued: Sir Isaac Newton, Philosophise naturalis principia mathematica -- 32.A 17th-century manual for mathematical calculations -- Rechenbuch, auff der Feder, Johann Best Vater -- 33. The ruins of Rome, seen through 18th-century eyes -- Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Vedute di Roma. `View of the Flavian Amphitheatre known as the Colosseum' -- 34. Breaking new ground: The Johnston-Lavis Collection -- Athanasius Kircher, Athanasii Kircheri e Soc. Jesu Mundus subterraneus in XII libros digestus / David Price -- 35. Fiery fields -- volcanoes as never seen before -- Sir William Hamilton, ed Pietro Fabris, Campi Phlegraei, Observations on the volcanoes of the two Sicilies, as they have been communicated to the Royal Society -- 36. Showpiece bindings for treasured texts -- Solomon ben David de Oliveyra, Calendario facil y curiozo de las tablas lunares calculadas con las tablas solares Mir shams al-Din Faqir Dihlavi, Masnavi-i Akbar Sultan (`Romance of the Sultan Akbar').
Note continued: 37. Tortoiseshell binding of the 18th century -- Orden de las oraciones cotidianas [`Order of the daily prayers'] / Frederick Bearman -- 38.A very rare first edition of Paradise Lost -- John Milton, Paradise Lost: a poem written in ten books -- 39. The creation of Dr Johnson's Dictionary -- Samuel Johnson, The plan of a dictionary of the English language and A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, explained in their different meanings ... The third edition, carefully revised -- 40. Designs for a panopticon prison by Jeremy Bentham -- Section of an Inspection House; Plan of Houses of Inspection: Section Plan, c. 1791 -- 41. An unusual manuscript poem of Lord Byron -- Samuel Rogers, The pleasures of memory: with other poems, with a handwritten poem by George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron -- 42.A musical note -- Ludwig van Beethoven, handwritten note.
Note continued: 43. Art for medicine's sake: Carswell collection of drawings of pathological conditions -- Sir Robert Carswell, Anaemia cured by the Carbonate of Iron and Heart with hydatid [cyst] in walls of left ventricle -- 44. Illustrations by Edward Lear and `the Bird Man' -- John Gould, FLS, A century of birds from the Himalaya Mountains and A monograph of the Ramphastidae: or family of toucans -- 45. The cult of the autograph -- and a Bloomsbury literary connection -- Autograph book of Mary Talfourd, London, 1840s -- 50s -- 46. The first operation under ether in Europe -- Robert Liston, Patient case register, University College Hospital -- 47. The classic description of the struggle for life -- Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, 1st edition, and manuscript drafts of On the Origin of Species and The Descent of Man -- 48. Paris literary and theatre life in the 1860s -- Manuscript letters of Emile Zola.
Note continued: 49.A British entrepreneur in 19th-century South America -- Jose Manuel Groot, Portrait of Joseph Brown / Nicola Miller -- 50.A gallery fit for sculpture models -- Decoration of the Flaxman Gallery, University College, Gower Street / Rosemary Ashton -- 51. Pioneers in science and medical science who shaped 20th-century life -- Sir Victor Horsley, physiologist and surgeon, First World War field operations notebook, Gallipoli -- Sir William Ramsay, discoverer of argon, helium, krypton and other gases, laboratory notebook -- Sir Ambrose Fleming, inventor of the thermionic valve, laboratory notebook on telegraphy -- Kathleen Lonsdale, crystallographer, letter to Dr Matheson, Governor of HMP Holloway -- 52. An early supporter of women's rights -- Leonora Tyson, ed, An Ariti-Suffrage Alphabet, The Women's Press -- Frederick and Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, eds, Votes for Women newspaper, Vol III -- 53. Contemporary literature of the First World War.
Note continued: Francisco de Sancha y Longo [F Sandra], Aesop's Fables Up to Date -- 54.A modern classic with notoriety -- James Joyce, Ulysses, 1st edition, Shakespeare and Company -- 55. Henry James and George Orwell -- Henry James, The Turn of the Screw, The As pern Papers Mary Collins -- 56. George Orwell -- a timeless voice -- George Orwell, literary notebook and National Union of Journalists membership card Rene Weis.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Language English.
Subject University College, London. Library. Special Collections.
University College, London. Library.
Libraries -- Special collections.
Libraries -- Special collections.
Indexed Term archives.
special collections.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author University College, London.
Added Title Treasures from University College London
Other Form: Print version: Furlong, Gillian. Treasures from UCL 9781910634004 (DLC) 2014482582 (OCoLC)914163598
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