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Recent acquisitions, Rare Books and Special Collections Library

January - July, 2010


Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
Experiments upon vegetables, discovering their great power of purifying the common air in the sun-shine, and of injuring it in the shade and at night. To which is joined, a new method of examining the accurate degree of salubrity of the atmosphere.
London: Printed for P. Elmsly, in the Strand; and H. Payne, in Pall Mall., 1779.
RB 4679.73


Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703.
Micrographia restaurata: or, the copper-plates of Dr. Hooke's wonderful discoveries by the microscope: reprinted and fully explained: whereby the most valuable particulars in that celebrated author's micrographia are brought together..
London: printed for and sold by John Bowles. Sold also by R.Dodsley, and John Cuff, 1745.
RB 4645.45 Folio
This Rare Book copy is the gift of Mr Roger Gilbert.


Addison, Thomas, 1793-1860.
An essay on the operation of poisonous agents upon the living body, by Thomas Addison and John Morgan.
London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829.
RB 4729.78


Turner, Daniel, 1667-1741.
Siphylis. A practical dissertation on the venereal disease, in two parts.
London, R.R. Wilkin [etc.] 1737.
RB 4637.40


Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519.
The Leicester Codex (Hammer Codex) / Leonardo da Vinci; edited by Francesco Maria Caleca; English translation by David Edwards May.
Roma : TREC edizioni pregiati, c2006.
RB 5506.1