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Primary Sources in Science and Technology in Special Collections

About the collection

Books that document the history of engineering include the most important works published during the Renaissance in a number of different branches of engineering: electricity, mining, hydraulics, and mechanics. Of particular interest are the numerous works on fortifications and metallurgy. Many of the pivotal works of Renaissance engineering are present. A number of manuscript collections support the printed science and technology holdings.

From the collection

Highlights from the print collection

Agricola, Georg. De re Metallica: Libri XII. Basileae: [Apvd Hieron Frobenivm et Nicolavm Episcopivm], 1556.

Ramelli, Agostino. Le Diverse et Artificiose Machine. Parigi: [s.n.], 1588.

Highlights from the manuscript collection

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MSS 453 Brinton Family papers

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MSS 483 Karl Wolfgang Böer Papers

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