Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 8 On the Ossicles That Enter Upon the Construction of the Organ of Hearing

Marcus Antonius Genua and Wolfgang Hervort, chiefly responsible for my undertaking and completion of this work

It is chiefly for this reason that Marcus Antonius Genua 13 is accustomed to contemplate the harmony of the organ of hearing with the greatest pleasure. Not only is this man the most consummate of musicians but also the special glory of the philosophers of our time, an eminent person and a professor of philosophy, the most learned among the Paduans in a variety of disciplines, to whom students of science will owe as much as they will gain from this effort of mine, since he first inspired me to begin this work, and has been no less my eager counsellor than the rare model of virtue Wolfgang Herwort, 14 a patrician of Augsburg, because of his incredible goodwill toward letters and scholars; most worthy of immortality, and special object of my devotion while I live because he has left nothing undone within his powers for the completion of this work.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 8 On the Ossicles That Enter Upon the Construction of the Organ of Hearing