Ex libris microscopical

July 26, 2006 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment

Ex librisIts always refreshing from my technical background to discover something that relates to the sciences in the rare book trade. But stumbling on this story in the Boing Boing directory provided some very refreshing reading. And the collection of images is beautiful in itself.

The article is a lengthy diatribe on the bookplates that have graced books and managed to somehow have some vague connection with microscopy , whether by featured imagery or by the tenuous link being ownership by a recognised microscopist. While the whole work is pretty lengthy, the imagery is great and I managed to learn a whole load about bookplate collecting, as well as a little about microscopy and bookplate design.

If you have a little time in your day, certainly pay this site a visit.

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