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    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 1588

    The book's title is set within an architectural frame embellished with antique ornamental motifs, weapons, armor, and symbols of warfare and siege.

    This title page is a facsimile reproduction, hence the lower quality…

    • 1650

    Spectators gather at night around a pyrotechnic fountain crowned with a statue of a child blowing bubbles—a symbol of vanity. A temple (decorated with geometric symbols, weights, measures, and various weapons and…