Thursday, November 3, 2011

Burndy

Imagine if we had Ancarn Steel, the Ancarn Free Libraries, Ancarn Hall.

Bern Dibner was an electrical engineer who, among other things, collected books on the history of science.

From a pretty book plate in Christiaan Huygens's The System of Saturn, or On the matter of Saturn's remarkable appearance, and its satellite, the new planet (Systema Saturnium, sive de causis mirandorum Saturni phaenomenon, et comite ejus planeta novom, 1659), via the World Digital Library:








I wonder what kind of shape the book is in after being scanned.

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