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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…

    • 2001-Jan-21

    Jacques-Emile Dubois begins the interview with a discussion of his family and early education. He discusses his paternal grandfather's and father's roles in World War I and his family's influence, his father's in…

    • circa 1584

    This representation of the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, who was greatly revered in the Renaissance era, comes from chapter 25 of the publication Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes…

    • circa 1584

    This wood engraving portrays Albertus Magnus (1193?-1280), also known as Saint Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, who was a German Dominican friar and Catholic bishop. The inscription "Albert Le Grand Evesque de…

    • Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
    • circa 1584

    This depiction of German polymath, physician, legal scholar, soldier, theologian, and occult writer Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim (1486–1535) comes from chapter 107 of the publication Les vrais pourtraits et…

    • circa 1584

    This depiction of 8th-century Arabic polymath Abu Mūsā Jābir ibn Hayyān, westernized by Europeans as "Geber," comes from chapter 33 of the publication Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et…

    • 1880 – 1890

    Black metal (iron) U-shaped base with cylindrical brass (plated) parts; two metal slide clips mounted to slide plate; rotatable eye piece lowered or raised by the adjustment of top right knob; circular mirror underneath…

    • 1800s

    Gold painted metal can and lid both with extensive dark blue lettering and decoration.The main label reads "LANGLEBERT'S PSYLLIUM SEEDS." The can is full of small brown psyllium seeds, a source of soluble dietary fiber.

    • Undated

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

    • 1588

    Bridge composed of a boat, with extensible end sections that can be rolled out if the boat is not as long as the water is wide; additionally, the doubled-over end sections can also be unfolded for extra length.

    • 1588

    A set of two ruled frames is used along with plumb lines and a quadrant to record in daylight the aim of canons to be shot at night. The frames and plumb lines are then used again to aim the canon accurately in the dark…

    • 1588

    Composed of three large crossbows. Uses tension to launch arrows, pyrotechnic projectiles, and balls of rock, lead, and iron to defend a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: hand crank; spur gear and lantern.

    • 1588

    Uses tension to launch arrows, pyrotechnic projectiles, balls, and rocks to defend a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: roller thrust bearing; projectile throwing engine; trigger.

    • 1588

    For launching rocks and fireballs to defend a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: hand crank; worm and worm gear; spur gear and recessed face gear; projectile throwing engine.

    • 1588

    For filling ditches and moats with barrels, bales, sacks, and debris, and for defending a city or fortress.

    Mechanics: winch; trigger.

    • 1588

    Allows user to consult a large number of books without moving or requiring a large table or amount of space. Purportedly useful to those who suffer from gout.

    Mechanics: spur gears; epicyclic gear train.

    • 1588

    Powered by concealed bellows or a person blowing into a pipe feeding into the base of the vase. Cross-section shows inner system, which relies on changes in air and water pressure to force air through hidden flutes to…

    • 1588

    Decorated with birds that pipe out song. Can be constructed at various scales and made fixed or portable. Inner system relies on changes in air and water pressure to keep the water circulating and the air moving through…

    • 1588

    Cross-section shows inner system, which is identical to that used for the fountain on Plate 184. Syphon action in the descending, snake-shaped pipes starts the water-flow, and inner system relies on changes in air and…

    • 1588

    Pipes outwardly decorated like serpents spew water from the large vase into the basin. Can be fed by a distant natural spring or a hidden tank, provided either is at the same height as the fountain's vase. The inner…

    • 1588

    Includes another view of the machine's gearing in the background.

    Mechanics: capstan bars; worm and worm gear; rope drive.

    • 1588

    Includes another view of the machine's gearing in the background.

    Mechanics: hand crank; spur gear and lantern; worm and worm gear; angle crown gears.

    • 1588

    The machine's pulleys are enlarged and featured in the background.

    Mechanics: hand crank; spur gear and lantern; worm and worm gear.