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John Wallis: Writings on Music (Paperback): Benjamin Wardhaugh John Wallis: Writings on Music (Paperback)
Benjamin Wardhaugh; Edited by David Cram
R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

John Wallis (1616-1703), was one of the foremost British mathematicians of the seventeenth century, and is also remembered for his important writings on grammar and logic. An interest in music theory led him to produce translations into Latin of three ancient Greek texts - those of Ptolemy, Porphyry and Bryennius - and involved him in discussions with Henry Oldenburg, the Secretary of the Royal Society, Thomas Salmon and other individuals as his ideas developed. The texts presented in this volume cover the relationship of ancient and modern tuning theory, the building of organs, the phenomena of resonance, and other musical topics.

John Wallis: Writings on Music (Hardcover, New Ed): Benjamin Wardhaugh John Wallis: Writings on Music (Hardcover, New Ed)
Benjamin Wardhaugh; Edited by David Cram
R3,215 Discovery Miles 32 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

John Wallis (1616-1703), was one of the foremost British mathematicians of the seventeenth century, and is also remembered for his important writings on grammar and logic. An interest in music theory led him to produce translations into Latin of three ancient Greek texts - those of Ptolemy, Porphyry and Bryennius - and involved him in discussions with Henry Oldenburg, the Secretary of the Royal Society, Thomas Salmon and other individuals as his ideas developed. The texts presented in this volume cover the relationship of ancient and modern tuning theory, the building of organs, the phenomena of resonance, and other musical topics.

Francis Willughby's Book of Games - A Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Sports, Games and Pastimes (Hardcover, New Ed):... Francis Willughby's Book of Games - A Seventeenth-Century Treatise on Sports, Games and Pastimes (Hardcover, New Ed)
David Cram, Jeffrey L. Forgeng
R2,955 Discovery Miles 29 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Francis Willughby's Book of Games, published here for the first time, is a remarkable work and an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in early modern social history. Dating from the 1660s, it was left unfinished when the writer died in 1672 at the age of 36. Nevertheless, Willughby's manuscript, even in its unpolished form is a goldmine of detail providing a snapshot of mid seventeenth century life, language and culture. The manuscript itself lists a wide variety of sports, games and pastimes, including football, hurling, card games, tennis and children's games. As well as providing rules and a description of the various games (often with accompanying sketches to explain particular points) there are numerous fascinating snippets of related information (such as the care of fighting cocks), that bring the subject to life, whilst the section on children's games is particularly poignant. Besides the intrinsic interest of the subject matter, the fact that Willughby embarked on the project from a scientific perspective adds to the value of the book. Willughby had been admitted to the Royal Society in 1661 and for a number of years prior to that had been collaborating with the naturalist John Ray. It is clear that Willughby's Book of Games was highly influenced by his scientific pursuits and was an extension of his natural history work, utilising the same skills of systematic observation, description and classification. Providing not only a word-for word transcription of the Book of Games, this volume also contains a host of interpretative material to complement the original data. As well as a biography of Willughby and a detailed description of his manuscript, a substantial glossary of games and obsolete terms is provided, together with a bibliography of Willughby's literary remains and more general reference works. Taken together, this publication provides an unparalleled resource for scholars of early modern England.

Teaching Language to a Boy Born Deaf - The Popham Notebook and Associated Texts (Hardcover): John Wallis Teaching Language to a Boy Born Deaf - The Popham Notebook and Associated Texts (Hardcover)
John Wallis; Edited by David Cram, Jaap Maat
R2,608 Discovery Miles 26 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents an edition of a previously unpublished notebook used by the seventeenth-century polymath John Wallis to teach language to the 'deaf mute' Alexander Popham. Under the terms of the law Popham would not have been able to inherit his family title and property if he had remained unable to speak. This is one of the most famous cases in the history of deaf education. The notebook, which has recently come to light in the Popham family mansion, provides fascinating insights into the details of the instruction. It is a rare example of a manual tailor-made for the instruction of a known individual and its author is one of the foremost scientists of the period. If it had not been lost the work would have been a key document in the dispute between John Wallis and William Holder, both distinguished fellows of the Royal Society, on whose method had been successful in teaching Popham to speak. The Popham Notebook provides essential evidence towards the resolution of a debate that has been widely discussed ever since. David Cram and Jaap Maat place the work in its personal, social, and scientific contexts. They include a range of additional contemporary texts and provide a clear text with helpful annotations. The edition provides the means for a thorough reassessment of the work's contemporary value. Their introduction also includes a discussion of the theoretical issues underpinning the teaching of language to the deaf.

George Dalgarno on Universal Language - 'The Art of Signs' (1661), 'The Deaf and Dumb Man's Tutor'... George Dalgarno on Universal Language - 'The Art of Signs' (1661), 'The Deaf and Dumb Man's Tutor' (1680), and the Unpublished Papers (Hardcover)
David Cram, Jaap Maat
R4,679 Discovery Miles 46 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume brings together the published and the previously unpublished works on language by the seventeenth-century thinker George Dalgarno. His 'Art of Signs' - the earliest seventeenth-century work to attempt a fully elaborated universal language scheme - is presented here for the first time with a full English translation alongside the Latin. Also included is a further book-length tract, broadsheets, and correspondence, all of which provide the modern reader with better access to the ideas of this original and stimulating thinker.

Poems (Paperback, New Ed): Heinrich Heine Poems (Paperback, New Ed)
Heinrich Heine; Edited by David Cram
R41 R33 Discovery Miles 330 Save R8 (20%) Out of stock

Heines poetry is as funny as it is biting. These translations capture his;wicked wit and incisive irony as he exposes the hypocrisies and ills of Germany;at the end of the nineteenth centurty.

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