Intriguing collection of 263 two-line moral and religious proverbs in Dutch, penned in black and vermilion ink sometime at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The diminutive oblong volume—almost a miniature, at 110 mm—was probably compiled and bound to be passed around and read aloud at family or.....
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Basel: Oporinus, 1550.
In the 1549 first edition of the Initia doctrinæ physicæ—essentially the first scientific textbook of the Reformation—Philipp Melanchthon refutes the heliocentrism of Copernicus with a single blow, invoking Ecclesiastes 4:5: “The earth remains forever. The sun rises and the sun sets.” Moreover, he writes, referring to Copernicus.....