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    • Nature's Mysteries Disclosed
    • 1695

    Illustrated plate depicting Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's (1632-1723) microscopic studies of frog and fish specimens.

    Fig. 1: Frog embryo

    Fig. 2: Later development of frog embryo

    Fig. 3: Further development of frog embryo…

    • Nature's Mysteries Disclosed
    • 1695

    Illustrated half-title page for Arcana Naturae Detecta depicts women standing on a pedestal at a table covered with food. The eye of providence, representing the eye of God, bestows rays of light towards the table. One…

    • Nature's Mysteries Disclosed
    • 1695

    Frontispiece half-length portrait engraving of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723). "Antonius A. Leeuwenhoeck" and "Regiæ Societatis Londinensis membrum" are listed underneath the portrait, with the latter translating to…

    • Nature's Mysteries Disclosed
    • 1695

    In this pioneering work on microscopy, engraved plates detail the physiology of natural history specimens. Known as the "Father of Microbiology," Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) is considered one of the first…

    • 1822

    The title page is digitized from the fourth edition of this seminal work responsible for exposing dangerous adulterations to foods and beverages. Food and drug purity legislation followed later in the nineteenth…

    • Part of Osnovy Khimīi (Principles of Chemistry), volume II
    • 1871

    This is the first published periodic table of elements in its modern form with the elements of each group arranged vertically. Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev (1834-1907) created this table for the second edition of his…

    • 1685 (date of publication)

    Engraved plate depicting a palmistry/chiromancy chart of the left hand. Includes planetary symbols and names of creases found on the palm for use in the practice of palmistry. The plate references chapter 35, which is…

    • 1685 (date of publication)

    Engraved plate depicting a palmistry/chiromancy chart of the right hand. Includes planetary symbols and names of creases found on the palm for use in the practice of palmistry. The plate references chapters 35 through…

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 37 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon.

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 36 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon.

    • 1665

    Engraving of a louse from Schem. 35 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries…

    • 1665

    Engraving of a flea from Schem. 34 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries…

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 33 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon.

    • 1665

    Engraving of an ant or pismire from Schem. 32 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and…

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 31 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With observations and inquiries thereupon.

    • 1665

    Engraving of a great belly'd [bellied] gnat or female gnat from Schem. 29 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying…

    • 1665

    Engraving of a tuft'd [tufted] or brush-horned gnat from Schem. 28 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses.…