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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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