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17th- or 18th-century calfskin cover with a view of the gold tooled spine label of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Typeset title page in red and black inks of Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, with a large engraved coat of arms as a vignette in the bottom half of the page, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

Title Page

Engraving of Robert Hooke’s microscope at bottom right of page, with other parts of the apparatus in the top half of the page, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of views of flint crystals under a microscope, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of five views of snowflakes under a microscope, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of two views of cork under the magnification of a microscope, with a sample of the leaves of the cork plant at bottom, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of microscopic plant structures of mosses and ferns, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of microscopic views of three plant materials; the top and largest is a close up view of sea weed, the bottom left is rosemary, and the bottom right is fabric, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of a microscopic view of a stinging nettle at the top of the page, showing the thorns up close, with the fibers of a wild oak just below it and a device that uses it to detect changes in humidity; from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of the stinger of a bee on the right side of the page, showing the barbed spike that would difficult to displodge once it had penetrated the skin; from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of five poppy seeds enlarged under a microscope, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of the scales of a sole; at bottom is a circular view of about twenty scales arranged geometrically, at top is a close-up detailed view of just one scale; from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of the enlarged structures of a feather viewed under a microscope, showing the vanes with their interlocking barb-like structure, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of the head and composite eyes of a male drone-fly enlarged by a microscope, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of a blue fly enlarged by a microscope, showing the entire fly’s body on the right side facing upwards vertically and on the right an inner view of its wing, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of a gnat enlarged by a microscope, facing up towards the head of the page vertically, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of a flea enlarged by a microscope, facing up towards the right side of the page horizontally, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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Engraving of a louse from below enlarged by a microscope, facing up towards the head of the page vertically, from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, NLM Call no.: WZ 250 H782m 1665.

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