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ROBERT HOOKE (1635-1703)

Micrographia : or some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses with observations and inquiries thereupon


RCIN 1090263

The first important work on microscopy, Robert Hooke's investigations into tiny objects was dedicated to Charles II, who had requested that such a study be made. Hooke's drawings of his observations are accompanied by written accounts so compelling that Samuel Pepys recorded that he stayed up reading his copy until 2 o'clock in the morning.

Cat. 193

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