Felt-makers at work, by Robert Hooke

Archives into books

25 November 2013 by

Opening a parcel and unwrapping a new book is one of the pleasures of the librarianly life. When the book…

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…

The ghost of a flea

18 October 2012 by

Robert Hooke’s flea plate from Micrographia (1665) is one of the most reproduced and representative images of science at the…