Selected Primary Sources at the Folger Shakespeare Library

 


The Textures of Experience

Agrippa, Henry Cornelius (1486?-1535).
De occulta philosophia.
Cologne, 1533, and Lyon [Lugduni], 1600.
Folger Library Call Numbers: 212797 and 164979

Agrippa, Henry Cornelius (1486?-1535).
Three books of occult philosophy.
London, 1651.
Folger Library Call Number: 184128

Aristotle.
Enarratio de anima ex aristotelis [De anima in Latin].
Brescia, 1495.
Folger Library Call Number: Inc A351

Aristotle.
L'anima d'Aristotele [De anima in Italian].
N.p., 1551.
Folger Library Call Number: PA 3903 A1 A6 1551 Cage

Aristotle.
[Parva naturalia].
N.p., 1523, and Venice, 1573.
Folger Library Call Numbers: PA 3903 A1 N4 P2 1523 Cage and 167-118.3f

Descartes, René (1596-1650).
De homine [Traités de l'homme in Latin].
Leiden [Lugduni Batavorum], 1662.
Folger Library Call Number: QP 29 D4 1662 Cage

Descartes, René (1596-1650).
Traités de l'homme.
Paris, 1664.
Folger Library Call Number: 158235

Descartes, René (1596-1650).
Opera philosophica.
Amsterdam, 1664.
Folger Library Call Number: B 1836 1664 Cage

Digby, Kenelm Sir (1603-1665).
Two treatises.
Paris, 1644, and London, 1669.
Folger Library Call Numbers: 131522 and 135598

Ficino, Marsilio (1433-1499).
De triplici vita.
Strasbourg [Argeñ], 1511.
Folger Library Call Number: R 128.6 F5 1511 Cage

Ficino, Marsilio (1433-1499).
De vita libri tres [De triplici vita in French].
Basel, 1549.
Folger Library Call Number: 159-527q

Paracelsus (1493-1547).
De urinarum ac pulsuum indicijs.
Basel, 1568, and Strasbourg [Argentinae], 1568.
Folger Library Call Number: 165-464q and 184-931q

Paracelsus (1493-1547).
Paracelsi genannt [Selected works in German].
Basel, 1590.
Folger Library Call Number: R 128.6 P2 B8 Cage

Paracelsus (1493-1547).
Of the chymical transmutation, genealogy and generation of metals & minerals. Also, of the urim and thummim of the Jews.
London, 1657.
Folger Library Call Number: B3543 Bd.w. H1677

Pliny the Elder.
Naturalis historia [Latin].
Parma, 1481, and Venice, 1483.
Folger Library Call Number: Inc P722 and Inc P723 2 cop.

Pliny the Elder.
Historia naturale [Naturalis historia in Italian].
Venice, 1489.
Folger Library Call Number: Inc P732

Pliny the Elder.
L'histoire du monde [Naturalis historia in French].
Lyon, 1566.
Folger Library Call Number: PA 6613 F7 1566 Cage 2 cop.

Pliny the Elder.
Bücher und Schriffen von Natur, Art, und Eygenschafft [Naturalis historia in German].
Frankfurt, 1600.
Folger Library Call Number: PA 6613 G4 1600 Cage

Pomponazzi, Pietro (1462-1524).
De immortalitate animae.
N.p., 1534.
Folger Library Call Number: B785 P8 T8a

Porta, Giambattista della (1535?-1615).
De i miracoli et maragliosi [Magiae naturalis in Italian].
Venice, 1562.
Folger Library Call Number: 182-329q

Porta, Giambattista della.
Magiae naturalis.
Lyon [Lugduni], 1569.
Folger Library Call Number: Q155 P8 1569 Cage

Porta, Giambattista della.
Natural Magick [Magiae naturalis in English].
London, 1658.
Folger Library Call Number: 144662

Vernacular Epistemologies

Aristotle's Masterpiece: or The Secrets of Generation.
London, 1694.
Folger Library Call Number: A3689A

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).
Sylva Sylvarum: or A Naturall Historie.
London, 1626.
Folger Library Call Number: STC 1168 2 cop.

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).
Histoire naturelle [Sylva Sylvarum in French].
Paris, 1631.
Folger Library Call Number: PR 2206 S9 F7 1631 Cage

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).
Sylva Sylvarum [Latin].
Amsterdam, 1661.
Folger Library Call Number: PR 2206 S9 L5 1661 Cage

Culpeper, Nicholas (1616-1642).
Directory for Midwives.
London, 1684.
Folger Library Call Number: C7494.2

Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642).
Systema cosmicum [Dialogo dei massimi sistemi in Latin].
London, 1663.
Folger Library Call Number: G168

Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642).
Discorsi e dimstrationi mathematiche.
Bologna, 1655.
Folger Library Call Number: QC 123 G12 1655 Cage

Galilei, Galileo (1564-1642).
Opere [Latin].
Bologna, 1655.
Folger Library Call Number: QB 3 G14 1655 Cage

Lupton, Thomas (fl. 1583).
A thousand notable things of sundrie sorts.
London, 1601.
Folger Library Call Number: STC 16959

Moffett, Thomas (1553-1604).
Healths Improvement.
London, 1655.
Folger Library Call Number: M2382

Vaughan, William (1577-1641).
Directions for health, naturall and artificiall [Natural and artificial directions].
London, 1633.
Folger Library Call Number: STC 24618

Mechanical Arts, Natural Philosophy, and Visual Representation

Alberti, Leon Battista (1404-1472).
L'Architettura [De re aedificatoria in Italian].
Venice, 1565.
Folger Library Call Number: NA 2515 A5 I8

Homer.
Poetarum omnium secularum longe principis Homeri Ilias [Iliad in Latin].
Basel, 1540.
Folger Library Call Number: 203-876q

Ovid.
Metamorphoseos vulgare [Metamorphoses in Italian].
Venice, 1522.
Folger Library Call Number: 162-165q

Vesalius, Andreas (1514-1564).
De humani corporis fabrica.
Basel, 1555.
Folger Library Call Number: QM 25 V4 1555 CAGE

Disciplining Experience: Cartography and Mathematics

Blith, Walter (fl. 1649).
The English improver, or a New Survey of Husbandry.
London, 1649.
Folger Library Call Number: B3194

Dee, John (1527-1608).
Preface, The Elements of Geometrie of … Euclide.
London, 1570.
Folger Library Call Number: STC 10650

Gilbert, William (1540-1603).
De Magnete [Latin].
London, 1600.
Folger Library Call Number: STC 11883 2 cop.

Norman, Robert (fl. 1590).
The Newe Attractive.
London, 1581.
Folger Library Call Number: STC 3389

Objects of Art/Objects of Nature

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).
Sylva Sylvarum: or A Naturall Historie.
London, 1626.
Folger Library Call Number: 1168 2 cop.

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).
Instauratio Magna [Novum Organum in Latin].
London, 1620
Folger Library Call Number: STC 1163 4 cop.

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626).
Nova Atlantis. [New Atlantis in Latin].
Utrecht [Ultraict], 1643.
Folger Library Call Number: PR 2283 H7 M8 1643 Cage

Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528).
Les quatre livres [De symmetria in French].
Paris, 1557.
Folger Library Call Number: 155-502f

Dürer, Albrecht (1471-1528).
Unterweisung der Messung.
Nuremberg, 1538.
Folger Library Call Number: 170-649f

Montaigne, Michel de (1533-1592).
Les Essais.
Lyon, 1595.
Folger Library Call Number: PQ 1641 A1 1595 Cage

Palissy, Bernard (1510?-1590).
Discours Admirables.
Paris, 1580.
Folger Library Call Number: Q 155 P192 1580 Cage

Experience and Experiment in the Scientific Revolution

Boyle, Robert (1627-1691).
Tracts . . . containing new experiments, touching the relation betwixt flame and air.
London, 1672.
Folger Library Call Number: B4060

Hooke, Robert (1635-1703).
Micrographia: or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. London, 1667.
Folger Library Call Number: 140490

Hooke, Robert (1635-1703).
The Posthumous Works . . . containing his Cutlerian lectures and other discourses.
London, 1705.
Folger Library Call Number: 165791

Newton, Isaac Sir (1642-1727).
New theory about light and colours.
London, 1672.
Folger Library Call Number: R 2152.5