Category Archives: rare book libraries

  1. Covid, Euclid, and the Isle of Demons

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    September 24, 2020 by libroshombre

                A series of unfortunate events crippled my understanding of algebra, but geometry made sense, thanks to Pete Johnson, my …
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  2. Lies, Spies, and Ultracrepidarians

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    March 10, 2017 by libroshombre

    Too many ultracrepidarians are running around these days. An “ultracrepidarian” is “someone who gives an opinion on things s/he knows …
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  3. Gutenberg, Fust, and Rare Book Libraries

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    March 13, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Johann Fust was something. He underwrote Gutenberg’s printshop with two loans in 1450 and 1452 totaling 1,600 guilders. Three …
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