Category Archives: Recent acquisitions

OU Athletics Department enables OU Libraries to add valuable book to Galileo collection

by Kerry Magruder As the Sooners play the Clemson Tigers in the Russell Athletic Bowl today, it’s worth asking, “How many Athletic Depts buy rare #Galileo books for their university libraries?” This year marks the third year in a row … Continue reading

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OU Athletics Department enables OU Libraries to acquire manuscript for the Galileo collection

Press Release (original at Public Affairs; photos for media): NORMAN – A rare manuscript written by a leading astronomer in Rome at the height of Galileo’s astronomical discoveries recently was acquired by the University of Oklahoma’s History of Science Collections. … Continue reading

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Chymical Wedding

Current Exhibit: Chemistry: From Alchemy to Radioactivity General exhibit information Brochure Scavenger hunt We are delighted to add a rare work to the History of Science Collections in tribute to the OU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School … Continue reading

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Another Baldi manuscript: The Cronica autograph

Recently we made available a manuscript of an unpublished work on sundials by Bernardino Baldi that had been missing since 1783. The OU History of Science Collections hold a second Baldi manuscript: his autograph copy of Cronica, a 16th-century history … Continue reading

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Lost manuscript on sundials

Bernardino Baldi (1553-1617), a celebrated Italian polymath, is known to have written a treatise on sun dials and timekeeping. However, this treatise was never published and, since 1783, it has been considered lost. Now we are happy to announce that … Continue reading

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Mars: Earliest detailed sketches

The Collections have recently acquired a rare 1666 first edition of three separately issued broadsides (foglie volante) in which Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625-1712, also known as Jean-Dominique Cassini) reported his observations of Mars, including the first detailed sketches of its … Continue reading

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Anfossi, Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, 1779)

Is it cold outside? Why not warm up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? So advised the 18th-century Italian physician Giovanni Anfossi, in a work recently acquired by the History of Science Collections: Dell’uso ed abuso della cioccolata (Venice, … Continue reading

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