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Your search for posts with tags containing HoS Advent Calendar 2016 found 11 posts

Tannstetter’s Wall Calendar for 1513

The top and bottom sections of Georg Tannstetter’s astrological wall calendar for 1513. This calendar, like thousands other like it, has suffered through the centuries. The middle portion of the calendar has been lost. BSB Einbl. Kal. 1513a.From...
From: Darin Hayton on 24 Dec 2016

Oliver Wendell Holmes to E. D. Cope

Oliver Wendell Holmes thanks E. D. Cope for sending a copy of his “Outline of the Philosophy of Evolution,” though he confesses he cannot find the time to read it. This letter and many others are in the collection of Edward Drinker Cope Papers,...
From: Darin Hayton on 22 Dec 2016

A Wolf-Headed Byzantine Veterinarian

A wolf-headed man binds a horse’s leg in this illustration “On Fractures” from a 15th-century copy of the “Hippiatrica”, University of Leiden, VSQ 50, fol. 68r.The Hippiatrica assembles treatments for a wide range of ailments...
From: Darin Hayton on 21 Dec 2016

Botanologia. The English Herbal

Hand-colored illustrations of the “Small Burnet” and the “Large Common Burnet” in William Salmon’s Botanologia. The English Herbal (London, 1710), from Haverford College’s Quaker & Special Collections, call# QK41.S17.In...
From: Darin Hayton on 20 Dec 2016

Byzantine Structure of the Cosmos

A diagram showing the nature of the cosmos from earth at the center to God at the top, passing through the various levels‚—e.g., the elements, ether, angles—from a 16th-century copy of Nicephorus Blemmydes’ “Epitome physica”...
From: Darin Hayton on 19 Dec 2016

A Spherical Astrolabe

The only spherical astrolabe that survives is this one made in A.H. 885 (1480 CE), most likely somewhere in present-day Syria. Today it is in the Museum of the History of Science, item # 49687.The most common type of astrolabe is the planispheric astrolabe,...
From: Darin Hayton on 18 Dec 2016

A Byzantine form of Geomancy?

A figure that correlates the planets, signs of the zodiac, and figures, which seems to be related to some geomancy of some form. “Cleromancy,” Harley MS 5596, fol. 4v.This illustration from a 15th-century manuscript seems to be a type of geomantic...
From: Darin Hayton on 17 Dec 2016

16th-century Surgical Instruments: Forcipes denticulatae

Some of the ornate forceps in Jean Tagault’s De chirurgica institutione (Venice, 1544). I particularly like the little dragon heads on the ends of the handles. This copy is from Haverford’s Special Collections, call #R128.6 .T3 1544.Jean Tagault...
From: Darin Hayton on 16 Dec 2016

The Mouse Ear Plant

The Mouse-ear and Isatis plants from a 9th-century illustrated copy of Dioscorides’ “De materia medica,” BN graec. 2179, fol. 5rThe Mouse-ear and Isatis plants from a 9th-century illustrated copy of Dioscorides’ “De materia...
From: Darin Hayton on 16 Dec 2016

Lewis Carroll’s “Eligible Apartments”

Arthur B. Frost’s illustration of Balbus, his aunt, and the dragon they are trying to convince from Lewis Carroll’s “Eligible Apartments,” Knot 2 from his A Tangled Tale (1889) from Haverford’s Special Collections.Between...
From: Darin Hayton on 15 Dec 2016

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.