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    • 1789

    This work by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is widely considered the first of its kind in modern chemical literature. Select digitized content includes front cover, frontismatter, woodcut vignettes as well as thirteen…

    • Shades on Feathers
    • Teintures sur Plumes

    Sample book with dyeing instructions and an 18-section foldout containing 143 dyed feathers.

    • Impression sur laine
    • Prints on Wool
    • 1912

    Sample book with printing instructions and 244 dyed and printed wool fabric samples.

    • Fashion Shades
    • Couleurs Mode
    • Undated

    Sample book with dyeing instructions and 32 mounted fabric samples.

    • 1883

    Small hardbound menu for a dinner held at the Hotel Brunswick on October 16, 1883 honoring Professor A. W. Hofmann.

    August Wilhelm von Hofmann was born on April 8, 1818. He studied under Justus von Liebig, and was…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the field of…

    • Undated

    The set of photographs depicts Beckman facilities in France. Some photographs are numbered on the reverse; some are mounted.

    • The Various and Ingenious Machines of Captain Agostino Ramelli
    • 1588

    Le diverse et artificiose machine belongs to a new genre that emerged in the late 16th century, the "theatre of machines," which offered original mechanical solutions to the problems of everyday life. Ramelli's book…

    • 1812-Aug-16

    Letter in French from Giovanni Antonio Giobert (1761-1834), an Italian chemist and mineralogist after whom the mineral giobertite has been named, to Count Chanteloup. Dated August 16, 1812, the letter concerns a sample…

    • 1834

    Lecture notes recorded by Jean-Baptiste-Alexandre Stroehlin in Paris when he attended lectures given by Matthieu Orfila. The lectures are organized around specific chemicals, thus there are headings such as "Carbonates"…

    • 1947-Apr-09 – 1947-May-26

    Illustrated catalog for a Pasteur Exhibition at the Science Museum in South Kensington, England, April 9th through May 26th, 1947. Exhibition originally shown in Paris, France, with added contributions from the Wellcome…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Second page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    First page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • 1866-Sep-05

    In this letter Louis Pasteur indicates his dispeasure with the winemakers of France for opposing pasteurization. He goes on to praise the California winemakers for embracing the process fully. In the letter, Pasteur…

    • 1973-Jun-10

    Semipostal stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Pasteur. Includes two postmarks depicting Pasteur, with Pasteur also featured on the first day of issue cancel. A semipostal stamp is a postage…

    • Description of the aerostatic machine experiments of Mr. & Mr. Montgolfier
    • 1783

    Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond’s Description des expériences assembles first-hand observations, research, technical descriptions, letters, tables, diagrams, and illustrations related to the groundbreaking experiments…

    • Colors of the Solar Spectrum
    • 1864

    Inscribed: "Couleurs d’un spectre solaire produit par un prisme de sulfure de carbone comparées aux types du premier cercle chromatique de Mr. E. Chevreul."

    The plate indicates colors from Chevreul’s "first chromatic…

  1. Postcard image is of Albert Edelfelt's "Pasteur Dans Son Laboratoire" [Pasteur In His Laboratory]. Semipostal stamp depicts Louis Pasteur. Stamp includes surtax for the relief of unemployed intellectuals. A semipostal…