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Early Science Collection

The Early Science Collection covers 19th century science, including mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, evolution, comparative anatomy, engineering and technology, cookery and domestic science.

Illustration of poppies from Elizabeth Twining’s 'Illustrations of the natural orders of plants' (1868)

Number of items: 2,620

Date range: late 18th to 20th centuries

Catalogued: a list of the books in the Early Science Collection can be obtained from the Library catalogue.


    Image: ‘Papaveraceae: the poppy tribe’ from Elizabeth Twining’s Illustrations of the natural orders of plants. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1868 [Early Science Collection QK98 TWI]

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