Scholarly books

Folio-sized books were often made with the specific purpose to showcase detailed imagery and illustrations. The books that fall within the category of scholarly books, on the other hand, focus more specifically on their learned contents. This gives these volumes a more scholarly character. In this sense, rather than just being objects of beauty, these books were really meant to be studied and used at a desk. The three texts below deal with judicial practices, technological innovation, and classical literature respectively. Immerse yourself in these three very diverse volumes and explore the history of learning.

The Annotated Reforms of the Dutch Pope

A Dutch Engineer in Rome

Experimenting with Ligatures