7.0568 Rs: Dutch Publishers; Titles in Renais. England (2/89)

Sun, 13 Mar 1994 20:49:04 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0568. Sunday, 13 Mar 1994.

(1) Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 11:37:11 -0800 (68 lines)
From: CRAIG WALTON <cwalton@nevada.edu>
Subject: Dutch publishers

(2) Date: Sun, 13 Mar 94 10:54:16 CST (21 lines)
From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Titles in Renaissance England

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Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 11:37:11 -0800
From: CRAIG WALTON <cwalton@nevada.edu>
Subject: Dutch publishers

TO Elaine Brennan: A few days ago someone gave the e-mail address of a Dutch
publisher, and asked if any other Dutch publishers allowed book purchases by
e-mail. Since I have two books in the "International Archives of the History
of Ideas" with Kluwer (used to be Martinus Nijhoff), I faxed them and asked
whether or not they allow e-mail ordering. Here is the reply, in case you would
like to post it:Dear Colleagues; In response to the recent message about whether

or not other publishers in the Netherlands might accept book

orders via e-mail, I asked Kluwer Academic Publishers if this were

possible. They publish the "International Archives of the History of

Ideas" and other series. Here is the reply from Maja de Keijzer:

"I investigated the possibility of ordering our books via

modern media: It is possible to order our books and journals via

fax (see below) and even via email with a specification of the

credit-card number. However, as it is a legal obligation to have an

original signature with an order it is impossible to directly send the

book upon receipt of the emailorder, even if we have the creditcard

number. Instead a pro-forma invoice will be sent to the client and

upon receipt of payment, the book(s) will be forwarded.

The email address for ordering books is:


I will also quote the routine ordering information from

Kluwer Academic Publishers: Orders from individuals

accompanied by payment or authorization to charge a credit card

account will ensure prompt delivery. Postage and handling on such

orders will be absorbed by the publishers. All book series are

available on continuation order which may commence or be

cancelled at any time. New volumes are billed and shipped upon

publication. Orders can be sent to the regular supplier or to

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Distribution Center, P.O. Box 322,

3300 AH Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Tel.: (0)78 - 524400. Fax:

(0)78 - 524474. Customers in the USA, Canada and Mexico may

use the USA-address: Kluwer Academic Publishers, P.O. Box 358,

Accord Station, Hingham, MA 02018-0358, USA. Tel.: (617)

871-6600 (for creditcard customers only) or Fax: (617) 871 6528.
signed, Craig Walton (UNiversity of Nevada, Las Vegas)
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Date: Sun, 13 Mar 94 10:54:16 CST
From: "Jim Marchand" <marchand@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Subject: Titles in Renaissance England

I cannot help in deciphering the titles offered by Robert Fehrenbach. I am
sure that they have searched Klibansky, Sarton, Zinner, Gotendorf and Hain
and all the various Fabricii out there. The first thing one does, and I am
sure they have done this, is to try to put them in "canonical" form:

gunzagar super kyromansiam = gonzaga super ch(e)iromantiam, a book on magic.
Borcerus in metora = Borcerus in met(h)eora/rum, a commentary on Aristotles
Meteorologica, Borcerus could be a number of things, e.g. Berchorius.
etc. etc.

My reason for mentioning these obvious steps is a suggestion. Someone
should make a soundex routine for medieval names, perhaps even titles,
something that would, for the unknowing (and there are so many of us),
suggest logica for loyca, perhaps even turn Tullius into Cicero, tell one to
look at the syllogism rigamarole for felapton, etc. If someone started such
a project and needed a database, we could all supply many examples.
Jim Marchand.