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Treasure 2: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and the Physical Sciences
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Treasure 2: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and the Physical Sciences

Historic Documents
David Oswald
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Treasure 2: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and the Physical Sciences
Historic Documents
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Treasure 2: The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and the Physical Sciences
In the library's historic reference collection we have a slim bound volume of 'The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and the Physical Sciences'.

The journal is credited as being "conducted by Captain Captain Thomas Brown, F.L.S. M.W.S. M.K.S., President of the Royal Physical Society" with the assistance of "eminent scientific and literary men."

The collected issues date from the 1830s and include articles on all manner of scientific topics of the day such as "the chemical composition of native gold" and "porcupine men".

One of the most striking features of the volume is the beautifully illustrated zoological plates that accompanied each issue.

We have chosen to highlight a colourful plate of lepidopterans engraved by James Mayson in order to celebrate the wonderful butterfly book sculpture visiting Aberdeen Central Library throughout July as part of the 'Butterflies on the Move' national tour.

To view more of the zoological plates please download the PDF file located in the Document section of this record or come see the volume displayed in the library throughout July 2015.
Zoological Plate
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Butterflies
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