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A New Edition of a German Mathematical Bestseller

By Nina Lamal ‘Nach Adam Riese’ is a known expression in Germany when referring to a simple calculation.  It hints at the importance of Adam Ries (1492/1493-1559), a German mathematician who wrote an influential textbook entitled Rechnung auff der linihen und federn. In this book Ries discusses the two different ways of counting used in […]

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The First Spanish Translation of a Popular Chivalric Novel

By Jamie Cumby This week, we dive into the world of popular chivalric literature, with the Historia del emperador Carlomagno y de los doce pares de Francia, printed in 1521.  The only copy recorded in the USTC survives in the Morgan Library & Museum, one of our Preserving the World’s Rarest Books partners, where it […]

A Bespoke Breviary Edition from Provence

By Jamie Cumby Thanks for your interest in Preserving the World’s Rarest Books, a project where we partner with libraries around the world to discover the importance of their collections. With this blog series, we hope to provide you with glimpses into the treasures of these collections and the importance of preserving our cultural heritage. […]