Daily Archives: October 2, 2014


Antiphonary vs Anatomy

Two distinct patterns drew my attention during the tour of the BPL archives.   First:┬áThe music written in the Psalterium reminded me of Sacred Harp musical notation. Second: The symbolic labeling of organs in the De Humani Corporis Fabrica connected to class discussions of the development of a uniform alphabet. […]


Lab Report #5: Rare Books (Vesalius & Digby)

Vandreas Vesalius’s De humani corporis fabrica (1543) and Everard Digby’s De arte natandi (1587) are a mere 44 years apart in publication dates, which make them ideal for comparison and contrast. For one thing, both manuscripts were both great undertakings by both of their authors. Vesalius’s codex was considered a […]