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Upon initial analysis of the book, it was in good condition. The edges of the cover were detailed with a gold leaf pattern and the paper edges of the book were colored. Consequently, when the book is closed the edge is beautifully patterned with a…

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From this picture, the message of Volume IV of Rousseau’s book is captured. This image reveals the condition and relationship between man and woman. Here, the male is portrayed as strong, dignified, brave, and capable. The woman, on the other hand…

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This book was bizarrely fashioned. The pages felt almost fabric-like and the lettering appeared to seem ingrained, but at the same time very dull. Although the book was firmly bounded, different “chapters” contained repeating page numbers.…

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This copy of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s collection of travel letters seemed to be in relatively good condition, considering the book is over 250-years-old. With that said, the front and back covers of the book were barely attached to the actual…

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The page I chose was the cover page of the book. The organization of this page was evident where the author clearly provided a detailed title for this book in order to explicitly indicate the purpose behind such writing. Moreover, a picture was…

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In Common Sense, Thomas Paine addressed the importance of freedom. In the last paragraph of III. Thoughts, he pointed out that the whole world was under a circumstance that the governments did not encourage their people to pursue liberty. However,…

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What is interesting about the text in relation to the title page is that the text has no pictures. Only the title page has an illustration surrounding the title and author. There are no images of individuals which may be that Calvin refused to have…

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In this piece written by Galileo Galilei and published in 1638, we can see that there are detailed descriptions of materials and new methods for mechanical and local movement. It is all in Italian, which makes the reading very hard to understand.…

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The pages of the book are in a relatively new condition. Compared to other old books, the papers do not sport yellow spots as a sign of aging. This could be because of proper preservation or not as high a volume of readers of Gassendi’s works,…

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The image of the text above is that of the title page of the second edition of Principia. The text on the page following the title of the book, translates to “By Isaac Newton, Capel. The Second Edition Corrected and Increased. Cambridge”. We can…
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