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Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library

505 items

This collection consists of roughly 6,000 titles, some of which are digitized here, on chemistry and chemical industries, as well as other landmark books in the history of science and technology collected by Roy G. Neville (1926-2007) between approximately 1950 and 2004, when it was purchased and donated to the Science History Institute. Spanning from the 15th to the 20th century, the collection is especially strong in early modern science, the history of alchemy, chemistry, mining and metallurgy, dyeing and bleaching, gunpowder and fireworks, balneology, and pharmaceutical chemistry.