College Library Sixteenth Century Books
|The college has a collection of early printed books.
One of the most famous press was the Estienne press. The image on the title
page indicates the press, as does the name below Henri Estienne "Henricum
year of publication is in Roman numerals
MDLXXIIII, in arabic numerals the year 1574. Let's find the book in the Oxy catalogue above by clicking the hypertext above or below. It appears as number 4 under Sixteenth Century Books::
Author: Apollonius, Rohdius
|Let's look at a closeup of the image. One sees the tree
of knowledge with twigs falling in the milieu of the scholar. Yet the
saying "Altum sapere noli" is ambiguous on the subject of seeking knowledge.
This is an ironic motto for a press that dispersed knowledge wide and far.