Title page of Philosophical Transactions, volume 1 (detail)

A Royal occasion

4 June 2013 by

The beginnings of the Philosophical Transactions Project at the Royal Society. You may not remember what you were doing on…

Needle tip from Robert Hooke’s Micrographia (1665)

Restoration reading

5 April 2013 by

Robert Hooke’s Micrographia is one of my favourite Restoration books, written by one of my favourite Restoration gentlemen. It’s also…