Dibner Library Manuscripts

first page of a handwritten letter from Galileo Galilei letter Nicolas Peiresc in 1635

This collection includes correspondence, study and laboratory books, notes, diaries, and hand-lettered texts by notable scientists from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Authors like Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Tycho Brahe, Nicola Tesla, Albert Einstein and many other significant scientific figures are represented. The manuscripts were carefully selected and originally collected by Bern Dibner (1897-1988) and complement his invaluable collection of rare books on the history of science that are now held by the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology.

Cover of "Machine et instrumenti de piu celebratissimi autori"

Machine et instrumenti de piu celebratissimi autori

Vitruvius Pollio; Besson, Jacques, Dauphinois Capra, Alessandro Meijer, Cornelis Pesasmeno Hero, of Alexandria Castriotto, Jacomo Fusto Pappus, of Alexandria Fontana, Domenico


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