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Arts & Sciences
LJS Author Title Date
101 Boethius (ca. 480–524 or 525 CE) De interpretatione (Latin translation of Aristotle’s On Interpretation) ca. 850 (with 11th-century additions)
184 Isidore of Seville (d. 636) Etymologiae (Etymologies) late 13th century
25 Aristotle (384-322 BCE) Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, and Economics, translated from Greek into Latin by William of Moerbeke (ca. 1230-1286) 13th century
380 Sextus Empiricus (ca. 160-210 CE) Pros mathēmatikous (Against the professors) ca. 1430-40
37   Ikhtișār min al-maqālāt min Kitāb Uqlīdis (Epitome of Euclid’s Elements) AH 502-4/1108-11 CE
216 Johannes de Sacrobosco (ca. 1195 – ca. 1256) Tractatus de sphaera (On the sphere of the world), Algorismus (Mathematical reckoning), and Computus lunaris (On the calendar)  ca. 1256-70
57   Astronomical and astrological miscellany ca. 1361-2
47 Boethius (ca. 480–524 or 525 CE) De institutione musica (On the arrangement of music) ca. 1490
235 ‘Abd al-Mu’min ibn Yūsuf al-Urmawī  (ca. 1216-1294) Kitāb al-Adwār fī al-mūsīqā (Book of cycles in music) 16th century
63 Khushhāl Khān Kalāvant Rāg darshan (Glimpse of rāga), with Rāgamālā paintings AH 1214/1799 CE
55 Gauthier de Metz (flourished 13th century) Image du monde (Mirror of the world) 14th century
498   Astronomical miscellany, in Hebrew ca. 1542-1599
406 Yūsuf ibn Abī Bakr al-Sakkākī (1160-1229) Kitāb Miftāḥ al-‘ulūm (Book of the key to the sciences) AH 671/1272 CE
409   Kitāb al-Kashf wa-al-bayān wa-īḍāḥ al-rumūz fī al-burhān (Book of revelation and clarification, and the elucidation of riddles by the proof) 15th century
 
Education
LJS Author Title Date
228   Writing Tablet 6th-7th century CE
183   Student’s notebook on arithmetic and algebra ca. 1675-85
397   Student’s notes on astronomy ca. 1550
242 Guillaume Tardif Basis grammaticae (Foundation of grammar) January 1, 1470
385   Collection of classical Latin school texts ca. 1500
173   Enchiridion mathematicum (Mathematical handbook) and Prohemium astrologiae (Introduction to astrology) 1629-32
459 Pseudo-Aristotle Kitāb Sirr al-asrār (Book of Secrets) ca. 1200
 
Communication
LJS Author Title Date
308   Royal letter patent giving license to close a public road at Stansted in Essex August 8, 1347
211   Charter granting land to Rogerd Bigod, 4th Earl of Norfolk ca. 1201-05
314 East India Company Petition to Shah 'Abbas II of Persia April 9, 1660
225 Michelle Zopello Liber litterarum simulationis et de ziefris (Book of code-making and cyphers) 1455-58
423   Dos discursos de la cifra (Two discourses on ciphers) ca. 1600
51   Alphabets and encoded letters 15th century
 
Social Policy & Practice
LJS Author Title Date
405 Abū al-Ḥasan al-Māwardī (ca. 974-1058) Kitāb al-Siyāsah tas‘hīl al-nazar wa-ta‘jīl al-ẓafar (Treatise on government) ca. 1240-60
48 Francesco di Andrea Ruffo (compiler) Instrumenta feudorum castri sonae (Decrees and grants relating to Giovanni Faella of Verona) 1504
20   Grant of Nobility to Juan Gayton de Cuenca September 12, 1578
379 Ferdinando I de' Medici Document granting Jewish merchants the right to settle in Livorno and Pisa June 10, 1593
267 Jacobus de Cessolis (ca. 1250 – ca. 1322) De ludo scacchorum (On the game of chess) 1409
499 Abraham ben Mordecai Farissol (flourished 1469-1528) Iggeret orhot olam (On world geography) 1524-1528
 
Medical Arts
LJS Author Title Date
484 Vegetius (Flavius Vegetius Renatus, ca. 383-450 CE) L'Arte de la medicina de le bestie (Art of animal medicine) between 1450 and 1475
24   Medical miscellany mid-13th century
446 Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn Sīnā (980-1037) Al-Qānun fī al-ṭibb (Canon of medicine) 1st half 12th century
311 Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn Sīnā (980-1037); Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204) Al-Qānun fī al-ṭibb (Canon of medicine), in Hebrew; Ma'amar ha-nikbad (Treatise on poisons and their antidotes) 15th century
49 Manṣūr ibn Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf ibn Ilyās  Rawḍat al-adhhān fī maʻrifat tashrīḥ badan al-insān (The garden of mentality on the knowledge of human anatomy) 1411
433   Yōso zusetsu (Illustrated treatise on abscesses and tumors) ca. 1600
435 Abū al-Qāsim Khalaf ibn ‘Abbas al-Zahrāwī (d. 1013) Al-Maqālah fī al-‘amal bi-al-yad (On surgery and instruments) AH 869/1464
46   Herbal ca. 1520 and ca. 1600
198 Arnald of Villanova (ca. 1234/50- 1311) De simplicibus (On simples) ca. 1350-80
29   Extratto da un libro de razza da cavalli del re Ferrante vechio de Aragona (Extracts from the King’s book on the care and breeding of horses) 1541
 
Business
LJS Author Title Date
100   Debt record 494 BC
309   Collateral letter for a one-fifth share of a brewery, in Demotic and Greek (2 lines) 201-200 BC
238   Regulations for bread-making 16th century
212   Account of maintenance expenses of fulling mills 1380
54 Magister Contarini Notarial formularies ca. 1230
27 Pietro Paolo Muscarello Algorismus (Mathematical reckoning) 1478
 
Law
LJS Author Title Date
280 Raymond of Peñafort Decretales abbreviate Gregorii IX (Abbreviated decretals of Gregory IX) 2nd half 13th century
275   Land grant document 823 CE
61   Writs from the end of the reign of Richard II and the beginning of the reign of Henry IV 1407
342 Visconti Chancellery Documents relating to water rights in Milan from 1383-1386 and a decree of 1444 1383-86, and 1444
310   Map of a district in Tarn-et-Garonne between 1460 and 1545
 
Engineering
LJS Author Title Date
386 ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Khāzinī (fl. 1100-50) Kitāb Mīzān al-ḥikmah (Book of the Balance of Wisdom) ca. 1270
399 Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Hasan al-Karkhī (953-ca.1029) Inbāt al-miyāh al-khafīyah (Tapping the hidden waters) 14 Dhῡ al-Qa'dah 1084 (February 20, 1647)
186 Adam Kochanski (pseudonym Adamus Adamandus, 1631-1700) Disquisitiones physicomathematicae 1668
461 Daniel Krammer (17th century) Ein schönes buech der büxenmaisster... (On the design and construction of fireworks and ballistics) 1661
254 Franz Helm (ca. 1500-1567) Treatise on artillery and gunpowder late 16th century
 
Design
LJS Author Title Date
16 Vincent of Beauvais (ca. 1190 – 1264?) Speculum historiale (Mirror of history) ca. 1400
381 Sallust (86-34 BCE) Catilinae conjuratio and Bellum Jugurthinum ca. 1455-65
64 Georg von Peuerbach (1423-1461) Diagrams for Novae theoricae planetarum (New theories of the planets) mid-16th century
239 Veit Forster(?) Pattern-book of bridles, bits, and straps ca. 1560
28 Battista Agnese Portolan atlas ca. 1535-38
488 Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) Excerpt from De re aedificatoria (On the art of building) after 1494