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    • 1633

    Compiled by Gerard from works by Turner, Rembert Dodoens, Iacobus Theodorus, Pena and L'Obel, this English botanical book includes numerous woodcuts of plants. The lavishly illustrated title page is engraved by John…

    • 1652 (MDCLII)

    First published in 1652, this compilation of English alchemical literature was collected and annotated by Elias Ashmole. The book made available many works that had previously existed only in privately held manuscripts,…

    • 1652 (MDCLII)

    The engraved emblem on the lower half of this title page was made after a 15th-century illuminated manuscript (now preserved in the British Library) and depicts an eagle, snake, and toad against a solar and lunar…

    • 1660

    Forty-three experiments are detailed within this work, including the physical and chemical properties of air proving it has weight along with determining that a vacuum restricts the transmission of sound as well as the…

    • 1660

    Folding copperplate engraving illustrating sixteen figures including the pneumatical engine and components used in pneumatic experiments leading to the discovery of Boyle's law.

    Forty-three experiments are detailed…

    • 1665

    The engraving on the lower-half of the title page depicts the coat of arms of the Royal Society, founded in November 1660 by royal charter of King Charles II. The coat of arms consists of a shield argent featuring the…

    • 1665

    First edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, the first large work to illustrate microscopical objects, with copperplates engraved by Hooke himself. All 38 copperplates from the volume are digitized here, with…

    • Part of The Last Will and Testament of Basil Valentine
    • 1671

    Table of alchemical symbols. These and other symbols are common throughout alchemical literature and were used to denote some elements and compounds until the 18th century. While notation like this was mostly…

    • 1784

    From the "Explanation of the Apparatus" (page 67):
    1. Net
    2. Balloon
    3. Crown to suspend the Balloon
    4. Barrels of Zinc
    5. Oil of Vitriol
    6. Backs, in which the Water and Oil of Vitriol was mixed
    7. Recipient of Oil of…

    • 1784

    From the "Explanation of the Plate of the Balloon" (page 67):
    1. Crown, to which the Rope was fastened
    2. Net-work
    3. Ropes, forty-five in Number, a Rope every four Meshes
    4 and 5. Nooses, through which the…

    • 1784

    Frontispiece portrait of Vincent Lunardi, the author of An Account of the First Aërial Voyage in England.

    • 1785

    Fig. 1: The set up for filling a balloon with rarified air (i.e., hot air). A scaffold (ABCD) is pierced by the exhaust pipe (EF) of a stove at ground level. When the balloon is ready to be filled, the top of the…

    • 1785

    Fig. 1: Practical experiment to show the principle behind a rarified (hot) air balloon. A paper cone is suspended from a balance, counterweighted with a small number of grains. A candle held beneath the paper cone will…

    • 1785

    This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of the earliest and best works on aerostation published in eighteenth century England. Cavallo's pioneering studies in aeronautics outlined within this work include how…

    • 1785

    Copperplate engraving illustrates the chemical apparatus and balloons used for hydrogen generation. In figure four, a hot air balloon and basket support a passenger.

    This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of…

    • 1785

    Copperplate engraving illustrates the chemical apparatus and balloons used for hydrogen generation.

    This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of the earliest and best works on aerostation published in…

    • 1802-Jun-01

    The scene, from an episode in Samuel Butler's mock-heroic epic, "Hudibras," shows the title character as he confronts the astrologer Sidrophel in a clandestine laboratory. Angry at the truths of his past which the…

    • 1808 – 1827

    First edition of a milestone work in the history of chemistry, in which Dalton announced his revolutionary atomic theory and laws of definite and multiple proportions. As outlined by Dalton, these fundamental laws…

    • 1814

    English chemist William Hyde Wollaston invented the Scale of Chemical Equivalents which is explained in this publication along with a foldout plate illustrating Dr. Wollaston's Synoptic Scale of Chemical Equivalents.…

    • 1814

    English chemist William Hyde Wollaston invented the Scale of Chemical Equivalents which is explained in this publication along with a foldout plate illustrating Dr. Wollaston's Synoptic Scale of Chemical Equivalents.…

    • 1817-Apr-02

    Hand-colored lithograph of germander speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys. Class Diandria, order Monogynia.

    • 1817-Apr-02

    Hand-colored lithograph of water mouse ear, Myosotis palustris, now known as the water forget-me-not. Class Pentandria, order Monogynia.

    • 1817-Apr-02

    Hand-colored lithograph illustrating the parts of a flower, using the example of the common wallflower. Included parts are the flower, cup, corolla or blossom, stamen, pistil, seed-vessel, and receptacle.

    • 1817-Apr-02

    Hand-colored lithograph of common holly, Ilex aquifolium. Class Tetrandria, order Tetragynia.