This set, Series I of the Renaissance Man microfilm collection, contains the reconstructed library of John Dee. The reconstruction is based on Roberts & Watson’s John Dee’s Library Catalogue published by the Bibliographical Society, London, in 1990. Dee was a pioneer of scientific exploration in Renaissance England and an avid collector of contemporary and historic works of scientific value. Manuscripts and books include works by Roger Bacon, Aristotle, Euclid, and a host of other scholars in the Arabic, Hebrew, and Greek schools of thought. These works are the originals from Dee's library and many contain his own annotations. The collection covers a wide range of subjects, including alchemy, arithmetic, astronomy, geometry, mathematics, medicine, music theory, navigation, numerology, the occult, optics, rhetoric, and theology. CRL has Parts 1–5 of this series. Part 6 is also available from the publisher.
- Part 1: John Dee’s Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
- Part 2: John Dee’s Manuscripts from Corpus Christi College, Oxford
- Part 3: John Dee’s Manuscripts and Annotated Books from Cambridge University Library
- Part 4: John Dee’s Manuscripts and Annotated Books from the Library of the Royal College of Physicians, London
- Part 5: John Dee’s Annotated Books from the Library of the Royal College of Physicians, London
GUIDE: Renaissance man: the reconstructed libraries of European scholars, 1450-1700: a listing and guide to the microfilm collection. B-43287 (part 1); B-46073 (part 2); B-47334 (part 3)