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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

    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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Occasional Reflexions
    • 1665

    Dedicated to "Sophronia" (i.e., Robert Boyle's "dearest sister," Lady Ranelagh), the author is seen here in his happiest mood. Written while he was on a holiday at his manor house in Stalbridge, Dorset, Boyle draws in…

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 2 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. 8 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. 23 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 of a water-insect or gnat from Schem. 27 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses. With…

    • 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…

    • 1665

    Engravings from Schem. 3 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. 38 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.…

    • 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

    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. 4 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 the eyes and head of a grey drone-fly from Schem. 24 of the first edition of Robert Hooke's seminal volume, Micrographia : or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses.…

    • 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

    Engravings from Schem. 25 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

    Engravings from Schem. 26 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.