I was up in the stacks the other day looking for something in the archives, and saw some fascinating books that were lavishly illustrated. I thought I’d share them with you.
First up is a book on the nose, mouth and larynx, illustrated with beautiful and very detailed engravings, published in London in 1809. I love the author’s congratulations to himself for presenting the reader with the book.
Finally, there’s the medical version of a paper doll! This amazing figure has a slider that shows the symptom’s name and where it’s located. I forgot to take a picture of the book’s cover page, but I am remembering it’s in the mid-1800’s. It’s quite clever.
Just some more treasures from our archives and book collection!