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Melicérta, from 'The Drawings of the Rotifer' by Charles Thomas Hudson
Melicérta, from 'The Drawings of the Rotifer' by Charles Thomas Hudson. Catalogue reference: MS/132

Welcome to 'Turning the Pages' - a gallery of high quality scans of some of the important and beautiful volumes in our collection. Click on one of the images below to open an item.

This project was made possible with generous support from The John S. Cohen Foundation, Wellcome Trust and the British Library.

First Journal Book of the Royal Society

First Journal Book of the Royal Society, 1660-1663

Charter book

Charter Book cover

Charter Book

Catalogues of the Royal Society Repository

Index page of a historical catalogue

Catalogue of the Royal Society Repository

Page detail showing historical illustrations of beetles

Musaeum Regalis Societatis

Hans Sloane's Minute Books

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1686-1691. Catalogue ref: MS/575/006

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1686-1691

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1693-1698. Catalogue ref: MS/576/076

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1693-1698

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1699-1702. Catalogue ref: MS/577/086

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1699-1702

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1702-1707. Catalogue ref: MS/578/048

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1702-1707

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1707-1711. Catalogue ref: MS/579/059

Meetings of the Royal Society, 1707-1711

Illustrated volumes

Micrographia

Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype impressions

Photographs of British algae, 1843

Fossil notebook

Fossil notebook by Henry James

Anatomical studies

Anatomical studies by Andrew van Rymsdyk

British grasses and wildflowers

British grasses and wildflowers by Richard Waller

The original drawings of the Rotifer

Drawings of the Rotifer, 1886

Specimens of calligraphy

Specimens of Calligraphy Anonymous

Scientific articles

Front cover of Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne

Account of the house martin by Gilbert White

Benjamin Franklin

Stilling the waters by Benjamin Franklin

Musical instruments from the South Seas

Musical instruments from the South Seas by Joshua Steele

On iron bridges

On iron bridges by Thomas Paine

Scientific travels

Edward Sabine

Arctic Seas Diary by Edward Sabine

On Japan

On Japan by Carl Peter Thunberg

West Africa Expedition

West Africa Expedition by Alexander Gordon Laing

Joseph Barcroft

Letters from the Peruvian Andes by Joseph Barcroft

Embassy to China

Embassy to China by Samuel Holmes

Reports from Antarctica

Reports from Antarctica by Robert Falcon Scott

Foundational documents

Constitutions of Carolina

Constitutions of Carolina by John Locke

Diaries and memoirs

Robert Boyle Papers, Volume 8

Robert Boyle Papers, Volume 8 'Philosophy', late 17th century

Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's life

Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton's Life by William Stukeley

Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton

Diary of the Second World War by Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton

Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory

Diary of the contruction of Jodrell Bank radio telescope by Bernard Lovell

Visitors' Book of the Birr Castle Observatory

Visitors' Book of the Birr Castle Observatory by Various authors

Memoir of my singular history

Memoir of my singular history by Benjamin Wilson

Travel Photography

Travel and photography by John Herschel

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