Sunday, January 27, 2013

Book, Once Owned by Sir Isaac Newton, Found

Thomas Browne’s Myographia Nova was found in a Welsh library.

From a story on Wales Online...

Rare book cataloguer Ken Gibb discovered the book, Thomas Browne’s “Myographia Nova” or “A graphical description of all the muscles in the humane body”, at the Rare Books Collection at Cardiff University Library. He traced it back to the famous physicist’s library by tracking down the owners of several bookplates left inside.

He began to research the bookplates – paper marked with the owner’s coat of arms – last November, as part of a larger project after the university bought 14,000 rare volumes from Cardiff Public Library in 2010.

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