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Liber Chronicarum Reference Edition Facsimile

Nuremberg Chronicle Reference Edition Facsimile

Hartmann Schedel

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-0-2

The complete facsimile of the Liber Chronicarum 1493 Latin edition.  Hartmann Schedel's complete illustrated history of the world. The Chronicle was first published in Latin on 12 July 1493 in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. This Volume is designed to be an optional companion volume to the Liber Chronicarum Translation Series.

 Format is 16.25" x 11.25".  Hard cover cloth.

[20] CCXCIX, MAP , 11pp

Published by Selim S. Nahas Press, Boston, MA

650 printed pages.

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February 2012 Vol. 49 No. 06

Liber Chronicarum Translation Volume 1
Nuremberg Chronicle Translation Volume 1
Hartmann Schedel

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-2-6

This is the first volume of the Liber Chronicarum Tanslation series. The content includes the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th Ages of the World. 

  • The First Age of the World from Creation to the Deluge

  • The Second Age from the Deluge to the Birth of Abraham

  • The Third Age from the Birth of Abraham to the Kingdom of David

  • The Seventh Age, reporting the coming of the Antichrist at the end of the world and predicting the Last Judgment.

The first volume was produced to have the beginning and end of the world.  This volume contains over 1300 notes. 

Format is 16.25" x 11.25".   Handbound  hard cover cloth.

265 printed pages.

 


Liber Chronicarum Translation Volume 2

Nuremberg Chronicle Translation Volume 2

Hartmann Schedel

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-1-9

This is the second volume of the Liber Chronicarum Translation series. This volume contains the translation of the 4th and 5th Ages of the World. 

  • The Fourth Age from beginning of the Kingdom of David to the Babylonian Captivity.

  • The Fifth Age from the Babylonian Captivity to the Birth of Christ. 

This volume contains over 1300 notes identifying sources used by Schedel and clarifying elements of the translation.  Primary and secondary sources are listed at the end along with the addition of an index of illustrations, people and places. 

Format is 16.25" x 11.25".   Handbound  hard cover cloth.

250 printed pages.

 

 

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Liber Chronicarum Translation Volumes 3&4

Nuremberg Chronicle Translation Volumes 3&4

Hartmann Schedel

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-3-3

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-4-0

These are the Third and Fourth volumes of the Liber Chronicarum Translation series. These volumes contain the translation of the 6th Age of the World. 

  • The Sixth Age from the Birth of Christ to the Present Day. 

Volume 3 contains 3,231 notes and Volume 4 contains 3,746 notes identifying sources used by Schedel and clarifying elements of the translation.  Primary and secondary sources are listed at the end along with the addition of an index of illustrations, people and places.

Format is 16.25" x 11.25".  Handbound  hard cover cloth.

Volume 3 is 475 printed pages.

Volume 4 is 563 printed pages.

 

 

 

 

Philippo Finella, De Quatuor Signis

ISBN: 978-0-9831407-5-7

This is a facsimile and translation of a very obscure work by Philippo Finella published in 1649.  Though he spent much of his life in Italy and is remembered chiefly for his writings on Metoposcopy and Physiognomy, Philippo Finella also wrote a short chiromancy in his Latin physiognomical work 'De Planetaria Naturali Phisionomia' published at Naples in 1649. The chapter on the hand covers some sixteen pages and includes a discussion of astrological rulerships of the mounts and fingers as well as discussing various line formations such as the triangle and the quadrangle. Finella also wrote a short treatise on divination from the different markings that can be found on the nails in his 'De Quartor Signis apparet in unguibus Manuum'.

Translation complete:  Available April 2014



Gerolamo Cardano: Metoposcopia

ISBN: Translation complete

This is a Facsimile and Translation of Gerolamo Cardano's Metoposcopia.  Metoposcopy is the interpretation of facial wrinkles, especially those on the forehead, to determine the character of a person. It is also used as a type of divination and has been used in conjunction with astrology. This pseudoscience was invented by the great 16th century mathematician, physician, and astrologer Girolamo Cardano (1501-1576).  Legend has it that Cardano starved himself to death at the age of seventy-five rather than live and run the risk of falsifying his horoscope and thereby discredit his beloved astrology.

The drawing reproduced here is from Cardano's Metoposcopia and shows the position of the planets on the wrinkles of the forehead. Cardano's science of forehead reading did not catch on, unlike the typhus fever of which he gave the first clinical description.

In all, Cardano worked up about 800 facial figures, each associated with astrological signs and qualities of temperament and character. He declared that one could tell by the lines on her face which woman is an adulteress and which has a hatred of any lewdness. Long, straight furrows indicate nobility of character. He claimed to be able to tell the generous from the trickster by their distinct lines and noted that having three curved furrows on the forehead proves one is a dissolute simpleton. The strongest feature of metoposcopy is that it is a non-invasive method of quickly assessing character. Its weakest features are that it has no scientific merit, although it can be easily verified by confirmation bias, and it is very cumbersome to have over 800 character traits to consider.

Translation complete:  Available April 2014


Fasciculus Medicinae 1495

ISBN: Translation complete

One of the most famous medical works of the 15th century, the Fasciculus Medicinae delves into a number of topics including uroscopy, phlebotomy, medical astrology, gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pestilence and anatomical demonstration.  This translation and facsimile is of the entire six books that comprise the Fasciculus medicinae.  This is a partial translation of both works. 
 

Translation complete:  Available April 2014