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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 1665

30.3 x 20.6 x 3.2 cm (book measurement (conservation)) | RCIN 1090263

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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