A list of Principal Bibliography Cited



Adams: H. M. Adams. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge Libraries, 2 vols. Cambridge 1967.

Albert: Daniel M Albert, Edward W.D. Norton and Reva Hurtes. Source Book of Ophthalmology. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1995.

Alic: Margaret Alic. Hypatia’s Heritage. A history of women in science from antiquity to the late 19th century. The Women’s Press Limited, 1986.

ANDB: Dictionary of American Biography. New York, 1964-1977.

Anderson, Burnett and Gee: R.G.W. Anderson, J. Burnett and B. Gee, editors. Hand-list of scientific instrument-makers’ trade catalogues 1600–1914. Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1990.

Ashworth: William B. Ashworth, Jr. and Bruce Bradley. Theories of the earth 1644–1830, the History of a Genre. Kansas City, Missouri, 1984.

Atwater: Christopher Hoolihan. An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform. 3 vols. University of Rochester Press, 2001.


Babson: Henry P. Macomber. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Grace K. Babson Collection of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton and the Material relating to him in the Babson Institute Library Babson Park, Mass. New York, 1950; Supplement, Babson Park, Massachusetts, 1955; Second supplement, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002.

Bakken: Judith A. Overmier and John Edward Senior. Books and Manuscripts of the Bakken. A Library and Museum of Electricity in Life. Metuchen, New Jersey, 1992.

Balsiger: Barbara J. Balsiger. The Kunst-und Wunderkammern: A catalogue raisonné of collecting in German, France and England, 1565-1750,University of Pittsburgh, 1970.

Bartsch: Adam von Bartsch. The illustrated Bartsch. New York: Abaris Books, 1978-.

Baudrier: Henri Louis Baudrier. Bibliographie lyonnaise: recherches sur les imprimeurs, libraires, relieurs et fondeurs de lettres de Lyon au XVIe siècle. 14 vols. Lyon, 1895–52.

Bedford: Evan Bedford, Gordon H. Smith. The Even Bedford Library of Cardiology: Catalogue of Books, pamphlets and journals. Royal College of Physicians, London, 1977.

Becker: David P. Becker. The Practice of Letters. The Hofer Collection of Writing Manuals 1514–1800. Harvard College Library, 1997.

Bénézit: Bénézit, Emmanuel. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs de tous les temps et de tous les pays. Nouv. éd. Paris: Gründ, ca. 1999.

Berlin Katalog: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Katalog der Ornamentstich-Sammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin. Berlin, 1939 (2 vols. reprint Utrecht, 1986).

Bibliotheque Nationale (PARIS). Estampes. Inventaire du fonds français. Graveurs du dix-huitième siècle. Par Marcel Roux. Paris, 1930- [and] Estampes. Inventaire du fonds français. Graveurs du seizième siècle. Par Andre Linzeler.  Jean Adhèmar. Paris, 1932, 38.

BNP Descartes: Descartes Exposition organisée pour le IIIe Centenaire du Discours de la Méthode. Bibliotheque Nationale. Paris. 1937.

Bibliotheca Medica Neerlandica: Catalogus van de Bibliotheek der Nederlandsche Maatschappij tot Bevordering der Geneeskunst in Bruikleen Vereenigd met de Bibliotheek der Universiteit van Amsterdam. 2 vols. Amsterdam, 1930–1949.

Bigmore & Wyman: F. C. Bigmore and C. W. H. Wyman. A bibliography of Printing with notes & illustrations, The Holland Press, reprinted 1974.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers: Thomas Hockey et al. Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, 2 vols. New York 2007.

Bishop & Goldie: W. J. Bishop and Sue Goldie. A bio-bibliography of Florence Nightingale. Dawsons of Pall Mall, London, 1962.

Bitting: Katherine G. Bitting. Gastronomic Bibliography. San Francisco. 1939.

Blain: Virginia Blain, editor. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English, New Haven, 1990.

Blake: John B. Blake. A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth-Century printed Books in the National Library of Medicine. Bethesda, Maryland, 1979.

Bloom: Abigail Bloom, editor. Nineteenth century British Women Writers. Greenwood Press. 2000.

BM (Portraits): F. O’Donoghue and Henry M. Hake. Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 6 vols. London, 1908-1925.

BMC: Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum. 14 vols. London (reprinted) 1963.

BM Nat Hist: Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Drawings in the British Museum, 8 vols in 4. Maurizio Martino Reprint, New York. ca. 199-?

BM STC German: A. F. Johnson et al. Short-title catalogue of books printed in the German-speaking countries … from 1455-1600 now in the British Museum. London 1962.

BM STC Italian: A. F. Johnson et al. Short-title catalogue of books printed in the Italy … from 1455-1600 now in the British Museum. London 1958 (Supplement 1986).

Bridson and Wakeman: Gavin Bridson and Geoffrey Wakeman. Printmaking and Picture Printing. A Bibliographical Guide to Artistic & Industrial Techniques in Britain 1750–1900. Oxford and Williamsburg, Virginia, 1984.

Bridson & White: Gavin D. Bridson and James J. White. Plant, Animal & Anatomical illustration in art and science. St Paul’s Bibliographies, Winchester in association with Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Detroit, 1990.

Brunet: Jacques-Charles Brunet. Manuel du Libraire et de l’Amateur de Livres. 5th ed., Paris, 1860-80. 6 vols and Supplément, 2 vols.

BUCOP: British Union-Catalogue of Periodicals. 4 vols. London, 1955–58.


Caillet: Albert L. Caillet. Manuel Bibliographie des Sciences Psychiques ou occultes, 3 vols. Paris Dorbon 1912 (reprint Nieuwkoop, B. D Graaf, 1964).

Carli and Favaro: A. Carli and A. Favaro. Bibliografia Galileina (1568-1895). Rome 1896 (reprinted Bologna 1972).

Caspar: Max Caspar. Bibliographia Kepleriana. Munich 1968.

Chaloner-Smith: John Chaloner Smith. British mezzotinto portraits; being a descriptive Catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. Arranged according to the Engravers. 4 vols. London, 1883-78-83.

Choulant-Frank: Ludwig Choulant, translated and annotated by Mortimer Frank. History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration.Chicago, 1920; revised edition, New York, 1945, reprinted 1962.

Cicognara: Catalogo ragionato dei libri d’arte e d’antichita posseduti dal Conte Cicognara. 2 vols. Pisa 1821.

Cinti: Dino Cinti. Bibliotheca Galieiana. Florence, 1957.

Cionarescu: Alexandre Cionarescu. Bibliographie de la littérature française de dix-septiéme siècle. Paris, 1965-1966.

Colas: René Colas. Bibliographie générale du costume et de la mode. 2 vols. Paris, 1912.

Cole: William A. Cole. Chemical Literature 1700–1860. London, 1988.

Collison: Robert L. Collison. Dictionaires of English and Foreign Languages. A bibliographical Guide to both Technical Dictionaries with Historical and Explanatory Notes and References. Second edition. New York, 1971.

Creese: Mary R. S. Creese, Ladies in the Laboratory [volumes I and II – American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900 and West European Women in Science 1800-1900]. A Survey of their contributions to research. Scarecrow Press. 1998 and 2004.


Dackerman: Susan Dackerman, editor. Prints and the pursuit of knowledge in early modern Europe. Yale University Press, 2012.

Daumas: Maurice Daumas, translated by Dr Mary Holbrook. Scientific Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and their Makers. London, 1972.

Davis: Althea T. Davis, Paul K Davis. Early Black American Leaders in Nursing. Architects for Integration and Equality. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, National League for Nursing. 1999.

Dibner: Bern Dibner. Heralds of Science represented by two hundred epochal books of science and pamphlets in the Dibner Library, Smithsonian Institution. Second edition, Cambridge, Massachussetts, 1969.

Drugulin, Allgemeiner: William E. Drugulin. Allgemeiner Portrait-Katalog von W. E. Drugulin. Verzeichniss einer Sammlung von 24,000 Portraits berühmter Personen aller Länder und Zeiten … preisen von dem Leipziger Kunst-Comptoir zu beziehen sind. Leipzig, 1860, reprint 1981.

Drugulin, Verzeichniss: William E. Drugulin. Verzeichniss von sechstausend Portraits von Aerzten, Naturforschern, Mathematikern, Reisenden und Entdeckern … von dem Leipziger Kunst-Comptoir (W. Drugulin) zu beziehen sind. Leipzig 1863 (reprint 1973).

Drugulin: William E. Drugulin.  Drugulin’s Historical Atlas. Catalogue of a most valuable collection … of pictorial broadsides, allegorical and satyrical prints, books of pageants, Leipzig, 1867.

DSB: Charles Coulston Gillispie, ed., Dictionary of Scientific Biography. 16 vols. New York, 1970–1980.

Durling: Richard J. Durling. A catalogue of sixteenth-century printed books in the National Library of Medicine, Bethesda 1967.

Duveen and Klickstein: Denis I. Duveen and Herbert S. Klickstein. A bibliography of the works of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. London, 1954; Supplement by Duveen, London, 1965.


Eales: Nellie B. Eales. The Cole library of early medicine and zoology. University of Reading, 1969.

Eder: Joseph Eder. History of Photography, translated by Edward Epstean. Columbia University Press, 1945.

Edit16: Le Edizioni Italiane del xvi secolo Censimento Nazinale. 2nd ed. Rome, 1990–. See

Ekström: Ove Hagelin. The Art of Writing and Drawing. A selection of one hundred books from the Ekström Collection in the National Library for psychology and education Stockholm. Stockholm, 1987.

En français dans le texte: En français dans le texte: dix siècles de lumières par le livres. Bibliothèque Nationale exhibition. Paris 1990.

Erdmann: Axel Ermann. My Gracious Silence, Women in the mirror of 16th century printing in Western Europe, Gilhofer, 1999.

ESTC: English Short Title Catalogue –

Evans: Herbert Mclean Evans. Exhibition of first editions of epochal achievements in the history of science. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1934.


Faber Birren: The Faber Birren Collection of Books on Colour. New Haven, Connecticut, 1982.

Fairman: Elisabeth R. Fairman, editor. Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower. Artists’ Books and the Natural World. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2014.

Fara: Patricia Fara, Newton, The Making of Genius. Macmillian. 2002

Ferguson Chemica: John Ferguson. Bibliotheca Chemica. A Bibliography of books on Alchemy Chemistry and Pharmaceutics. 2 vols. London, 1954

Ferguson Secrets: John Ferguson. Bibliographical Notes on Histories of Invention and Books of Secrets. 2 vols. London, 1959.

Findlen: Paula Finden, editor. The Contest for Knowledge. Debates over women’s learning in 18th century Italy. Chicago, 2005.

Fonds Française: Inventaire du fonds française. Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris 1931 – , in progress.

Fowler: Laurence Hall Fowler and Elizabeth Baer. The Fowler Architectural Collection of the John Hopkins University. San Francisco, 1991.

Freeman: R. B. Freeman. British Natural History Books 1495-1900 A Handlist. Dawson, Archon Books. 1980.

Freeman Darwin: R. B. Freeman. The works of Charles Darwin. An annotated bibliographical handlist. Second edition, revised. Folkestone 1977.

Freilich: The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich, Sothebys, New York, 2001.

Fulton: John F. Fulton. A Bibliography of the Honourable Robert Boyle Fellow of the Royal Society. Oxford, 1961.


Garrison: Fielding H. Garrison. An introduction to the history of medicine. With medical chronology, suggestions for study and bibliographic data. Fourth edition, reprinted. Philadelphia, Saunders Company, (reprint 1966).

Garrison-Morton (GM): Jeremy M. Norman, ed., Morton’s Medical Bibliography: an annotated Check-list of Texts Illustrating the History of Medicine. Fifth edition. Aldershot, 1991. See

Gates: Barbara Gates, editor. In Nature’s Name. An anthology of women’s writing and illustration, 1780-1930. Chicago 2002.

Gates: Barbara Gates and Ann B. Shteir. Natural eloquence: women re-inscribe science. University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

George: Samantha George. Botany, Sexuality and Women’s Writing, 1760-1830: Manchester University Press, 2007.

Gernsheim: Helmut Gernsheim and Alison Gernsheim. The History of Photography from the camera obscura to the beginning of the modern era. McGraw-hill Book Company, New York, 1969.

Gingerich: Owen Gingerich. Rara astronomica. Harvard Library Bulletin vol XIX n 2 1971.

Gjertsen: Derek Gjertsen. The Newton Handbook. London and New York. Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1986.

Goodison: Jack Weatherburn Goodison. Catalogue of Cambridge Portraits. University Press: Cambridge, 1955-

Goldsmiths’-Kress: Goldsmiths’-Kress library of economic literature

Graesse: Jean George Théodore Graesse. Trésor de Livres Rares et Précieux ou Nouveau Dictionnarie Bibliographique. 7 vols. Dresden, 1859–69, reprinted Cambridge, Mass 1993.

Graham: Harvey Graham. Eternal Eve. London, Heinemann, 1950.

Grattan-Guiness: I Grattan-Guiness, editor. Landmark writings in Western mathematics 1640-1940. Amsterdam 2005.

Greenstreet: W. J. Greenstreet, Isaac Newton 1642-1727, London. 1927.

Grinke: Paul Grinke. From Wunderkammer to Museum, Bernard Quaritch, 2012.

Grolier ‘Extraordinary Women’: Ronald K. Smeltzer, Robert J. Ruben, Paulette Rose. Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine. Four Centuries of Achievement. New York, Grolier Club, 2013.

Grolier Medicine: Haskell F. Norman et al. One hundred books famous in medicine. New York, Grolier Club, 1995.

Grolier Science: Harrison D. Horblitt. One hundred books famous in science, New York, Grolier Club 1964.

Grolier, ‘Rooms of Wonder’: From Wunderkammer to Museum 1599-1899. An Exhibition at the Grolier Club … Curated by Florence Fearrington, New York, Grolier Club, 2012.

Grolier ‘Women’s Work’: Naomi Nelson, Lauren Reno, Lisa Unger Baskin, editors. Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection. New York, Grolier Club, 2019.

Grove Dictionary of Art: Jane Turner, ed. The Dictionary of Art. Groves, London, 1996,

Gumunchian: Les Livres de l’Enfance du XVe au XIXe Siècle. 2 vols. Holland Press, London 1985 (reprint of 1930 edition).


Halkett and Laing: Samuel Halkett and John Laing. Dictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature, Edinburgh and London, 1926-62.

Heal: Sir Ambrose Heal. The Trade Cards of Engravers … Reprinted from The Print Collector’s Quarterly, etc. [With illustrations.] Hudson & Kearns: London, [1927.]

Heald: Henrietta Heald. Magnificent Women and their revolutionary machines. London, Unbound. 2019.

Heirs: Richard Eimas. Heirs of Hippocrates. The Development of Medicine in a Catalogue of Historic Books in the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the University of Iowa. 3rd, Iowa City, Iowa, 1990.

Henrey: Blanche Henrey. British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, Three volumes, 1975.

Herzenberg: Caroline L. Herzenberg, Women scientists from antiquity to the present, West Cornwall, CT, 1986.

Hilton: Mary Hilton. Women and the Shaping of the Nation’s Young. Ashgate, 2007.

Hirsch: August Hirsch. Biographishes Lexikon der hervorragenden Aerzte aller Zeiten und Völker. 6 vols. Vienna and Leipzig, 1884, Martino facsimile reprint 2002.

Hoefer: Johann C. F. Hoefer. Nouvelle Biographie Universelle depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu’à nos jours. 46 vols. Paris, 1853–1866.

Hoffmann-Axthelm: Walter Hoffmann-Axthelm. History of Dentistry. Translated by H. M. Koehler. Quintessence Publishing Co., Chicago, 1981.

Honeyman: John Collins. The Honeyman Collection. 7 vols. Sothebys London 1978-1981.

Hook and Norman: Diana H. Hook and Jeremy M. Norman. Origins of Cyberspace. A library on the history of computing, networking, and telecommunications. Novato, CA 2002.

Hoover: David Kuhner et al. Bibliotheca De Re Metallica: The Herbert Clark Hoover collection of Mining and Metallurgy. Claremont, California, 1980.

Houzeau and Lancaster: J.C. Houzeau and A. Lancaster. Bibliographie générale de l’astronomie jusqu’en 1880 Brussels, 1880–1889, reprinted with additions by D.W. Dewhirst, 3 vols, London, 1964.

Hugo: Thomas Hugo. The Bewick Collector. A descriptive catalogue of the works of T. & J. Bewick. London, 1866.

Hunt: Jane Quinby and Allan Stevenson. Catalogue of botanical books in the collection of Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt. 2 vols. Pittsburgh 1958-1961.

Hunter & Hutton: Lynette Hunter & Sarah Hutton, editors. Women, Science and Medicine 1500-1700. Mothers and Sisters of the Royal Society. Sutton Publishing, London 1997.

Hunter & Macalpine: R. Hunter & I. Macalpine. Three Hundred Year of Psychiatry 1535-1860. London, 1963.

Hurd-Mead: Kate Campbell Hurd-Mead. A History of Women in Medicine, Haddam, 1938.

Hyde: Ralph Hyde. Paper Peepshow. The Jacqueline and Jonathan Gestetner Collection. Antique Collectors’ Club, 2015.


Impey: Oliver Impey and Arthur MacGregor. The Origins of Museums. The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe.Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1985.


Jay: Ricky Jay. Extraordinary Exhibitions … Broadsides from the Collection of Ricky Jay, The Quantuck Lane Press, New York, 2005

Jombert: C.-A. Jombert. Catalogue raisonée de l’oeuvre de Sébastien Leclerc. Paris, 1774.

Junk Rara: Wilhelm Junk. Rara historico-naturalia et mathematica. A. Asher, Amsterdam reprint 1979.


Keynes: Geoffrey Keynes. The Life of William Harvey, Oxford 1966.

Keynes Harvey: Geoffrey Keynes. A Bibliography of the writings of Dr. William Harvey. Third edition, revised by Gweneth Whitteridge & Christine English. Winchester 1989.

Keynes Hooke: Geoffrey Keynes. A Bibliography of Dr. Robert Hooke. Oxford, 1960.

Kinetic Jottings: Ove Hagelin. Rare and Curious Books in the library of the old Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics. An illustrated and annotated catalogue. Stockholm, 1995.

Kloek: Els Kloet, Nicole Teeuwen, Marijke Huisman, editors. Women of the golden age: an international debate on women in 17th century,Verloren, 1994.

Knight: David M. Knight. Natural Science Books in English 1600-1900, Portman Books, London, 1989.

Krapp: Kristine M. Krapp, editor. Notable Black American Scientists. Gale Research. 1999.

Krivatsy: Peter Krivatsy. A catalogue of Seventeenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine. Bethesda, Maryland, 1989.

Kronick: David A. Kronick. Scientific and technical periodicals of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: A Guide. Metuchen, N.J. and London, 1991.

KVK: Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog:


Lambert: Susan Lambert. Prints: Art and Techniques. V & A Publications, 2001.

Laudan: Rachel Laudan. From Mineralogy to Geology: the Foundations of a Science, 1650-1830. Chicago, 1987.

LeFanu: William R. LeFanu. Notable Medical Books from the Lilly Library Indiana University. Indianapolis, Indiana, 1976.

LeFanu Jenner: William R. LeFanu. A Biobibliography of William Jenner 1749-1832. London 1951, second edition Winchester 1985.

Levis: Howard C. Levis. A descriptive Bibliography of the most important Books in the English Language relating to the Art and History of Engraving and the Collecting of Prints. London, 1912 and 1913, reprinted 1974.

Lightman: Bernard Lightman, editor. Victorian Science in Context. Designing nature for new audiences. Chicago, 1997.

Lindeboom: Gerrit Arie Lindeboom. Dutch medical biography. Amsterdam 1984.

Lipperheide: Franz Joseph Lipperheide. Katalog der Freiherrlich von Lipperheideschen Kostumbibliothek. 2 vols, Berlin, 1896-1905.


Macclesfield: The Library of the Earl of Macclesfield removed from Shirburn Castle. 8 vols, Sothebys, London 2004-2006

Maclean: Virginia Maclean. A short-title catalogue of household and cookery books published in the English tongue 1701-1800. London, Prospect Books, 1981.

Madan: Falconer Madan. Oxford Books: a Bibliography of printed works relating to the University and City of Oxford or printed or published there. 3 vols. Oxford, 1895–1931.

McHenry: Lawrence C. McHenry. Garrison’s History of Neurology. Revised and enlarged with a bibliography of classical, original and standard works in Neurology. Springfield, Charles C Thomas, 1969.

McKenna-Lawler: Susan M McKenna-Lawler. Whatever shines should be observed. Dublin, 1998.

Mellon: Alchemy and the occult: a catalogue of books and manuscripts from the collection of Paul and Mary Mellon given to Yale University Library. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. 4 vols. New Haven, Ct., 1968–77.

Michaud: Joseph and Louis Gabriel Michaud. Biographie universelle anciene et modern. Nouv. Éd. 45 vols. Paris, 1843-1863.

Moon: Marjorie Moon. John Harris’s books for youth, 1801-1843. Being a check-list of books for children and young people published for their amusement and instruction by John Harris and his son, successors to Elizabeth Newbery, including a list of games and teaching toys. London, 1976; Supplement 1987.

Morgan: Augustus de Morgan. Arithmetical Books from the invention of printing to the present time. (reprint from the original 1847 edition, Martino Publishing, CT 2004

Mottelay: Paul Fleury Mottelay. Bibliographical History of Electricity & Magnetism chronologically arranged. London, 1922.

Munk: William Munk. The Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of London; comprising Biographical Sketches of all the eminent Physicians. Second edition, revised and enlarged, 3 vols, London, 1878; vol. 4 by G.H. Brown, London, 1955. See

Murphy: Lamar Riley Murphy. Enter the Physician, The transformation of domestic medicine, 1760-1860, University of Alabama Press, 1991.

Murray: Sir David Murray. Museums, their history and their use. 3 vols, Glasgow, 1904.


Neville: Roy G. Neville. The Roy G. Neville Historical Chemical Library. An Annotated Catalogue of printed books on alchemy, chemistry, chemical technology, and related subjects. Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia. 2 vols. 2006.

Newton Correspondence: H.W. Tunbull, A. Rupert Hall and Laura Tilling, eds., The Correspondence of Isaac Newton. 7 vols. Cambridge, 1959–1977.

Nissen BBI: Claus Nissen. Die botanische Buchillustrations. 2 vols, Stuttgart, 1951-6.

Nissen IVB: Claus Nissen. Die illustrierten vogelbücher, geschichte und bibliographie, Stuttgart, 1953 (reprinted 1976)

Nissen ZBI, Claus Nissen. Die zoologische Buchillustrations. 2 vols, Stuttgart, 1969.

Norman: Diana H. Hook and Jeremy M. Norman. The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine. 2 vols, San Francisco 1991.


OCLC: Online Computer Library Center.

Odontologia: Ove Hagelin and Deborah Coltham. Odontologia. Rare and Important books in the history of dentistry. An illustrated ad annotated catalogue. Stockholm, 2015.

ONDB: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Osbourne: Judith St. John and Edgar Osbourne. The Osbourne Collection of Early Children’s Books 1566-1910, 2 vols. Toronto Public Library, Toronto. Reprint 1975.

Osler: William Osler. Bibliotheca Osleriana. Montreal and London, 1969.

Ottley: George Ottley, compiler. A bibliography of British Railway History. London, HMSO, reprint 1983.


Parkinson: Claire L. Parkinson. Breakthroughs: a chronology of great achievements in science and mathematics 1200-1930. London, 1985.

Partington: J. R. Partington. A history of chemistry, 4 vols. London, 1961-1970.

Pearson: David Pearson. Provenance Research in Book History. London, 1994.

Perez: Janet Perez. The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Westport, 2002.

Phillips: Patricia Phillips. The Scientific Lady, A Social history of Woman’s Scientific Interests 1520-1918. Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1990.

PMM: John Carter and Percy H. Muir. Printing and the Mind of Man. A descriptive Catalogue illustrating the Impact of Print on the Evolution of Western Civilization during Five Centuries. Second edition, revised and enlarged, Munich, 1983.

Poggendorff: J. C. Poggendorff. Bigraphische-literarisches Handwörterbuch zur geschichte der Exacten Wissenschaften. 2 vols. Leipzig, 1863.

Pollard and Potter: Graham Pollard and Esther Potter. Early Bookbinding Manuals. An annotated list of technical accounts of bookbinding to 1840. Oxford Bibliographical Society Occasional Publication no. 18, 1984.

Portalis & Beraldi: Roger Portalis & Henri Beraldi. Les Graveurs du Dix-Huitieme Siècle. 5 vols. Margand et Fatout, Paris, 1880-1882.

Pritzel: Georg August Pritzel. Thesaurus literaturae bontanicae omnium gentium. Leipzig, 1872–77.

Proffitt: Pamela Profitt, editor. Notable women scientists. Detroit, 1999.


Quérard: J.M. Quérard. La France littéraire, ou dictionnaire bibliographique des savants, historiens et gens de lettres de France. 12 vols. Paris 1827-64.


Ray: Gordon N Ray. The art of the French illustrated book 1700. 2 vols. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library; London: Cornell University Press, 1982.

Rayner-Carter: Marelene and Geoffrey Rayner-Carter, editors. A Devotion to their Science, Pioneers in Radioactivity. Chemical Heritage Foundation, & McGill-Queens University Press. 1997.

RCOG: Short-Title Catalogue of Books printed before 1851 in the Library of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Second edition, London, 1968.

Reed: Elizabeth Reed, American Women in Science before the Civil War. University of Minnesota, 1992.

Reilly: James M. Reilly. Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints. Kodak. Third printing, 2001.

Rép. 16: Répertoire bibliographique des livres imprimés en France au XVIIe siècle. 30 vols. Baden-Baden, 1968–80.

Riccardi: Pietro Riccardi. Biblioteca matematica italiana dalla origiine della stampa ai primi ammi del secolo XIX. 2 vols. Milan 1952.

Riccardi Euclid: Pietro Riccardi. Saggio di una Bibliografia Euclidea, Bologna, 1887.

Roberts: Verne L. Roberts and Ivy Trent. Bibliotheca Mechanica. New York, 1991.

Roberts and Tomlinson: K.B. Roberts and J.D.W. Tomlinson. The Fabric of the Body. European Traditions of Anatomical Illustration.Oxford, 1992.

RCPL Portraits: The Royal College of Physicians of London – Portraits. Edited by Gordon Wolstenholme … The portraits described by David Piper. J. & A. Churchill: London, 1964 [1963]. [and] The Royal College of Physicians of London, portraits, catalogue 2. By Gordon Wolstenholme and John F. Kerslake; with essays by Rudolf E.O. Ekkart and David Piper. Amsterdam; Oxford: Elsevier [etc.], 1977.

Russell: K.F. Russell. British Anatomy 1525–1800. Second edition, Winchester, 1987.


Sabin: Joseph Sabin. A Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time. New York, 1858-1936 . 29 vols in 15. Reprint Amsterdam, 1961.

Sage: Lorna Sage, editor. The Cambridge guide to Women’s writing in English, Cambridge, 1999.

Schuh: Curtis Paul Schuh. Mineralogy & Crystallography, An annoted bibliography of books published 1469-1919, Schuh, 2007.

Shearer: Benjamin F and Barbara S. Shearer, editors. Notable women in the life sciences  and Notable women in the physical sciences, Westport, 1996, and 1997.

Sheffield, Suzanne Le-May, Revealing new worlds: three Victorian women naturalists. London, 2001.

Sinkankas: John Sinkankas. Gemology. An annotated bibliography. 2 vols. Metuchen, New Jersey and London, 1993.

Skempton: A.W. Skempton. British civil engineering 1640–1840: a Bibliography of Contemporary Printed Reporst, Plans and Books. London, 1987.

Smith: David E. Smith. History of Mathematics. Volume 1, General Survey of the History of Elementary mathematics. Volume II, Special topics of elementary mathematics. Boston, 1923-1925.

Sommervogel: Augustin de Backer. Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus, Nouvelle édition par Carlos Sommervogel, 11 vols, Brussels and Paris, 1890–1932, facsimile reprint, Martino Publishing, n.d.

Sparrow: Ruth A . Sparrow. Milestones of science: epochal books in the history of science as represented in the library of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. Buffalo, 1972.

Stafleu and Cowan: Antonie Frans Stafleu and Richard S. Cowan. Taxonomic literature: a selective guide to botanical publications with dates, commentaries, and types. 7 vols. Utrecht, 1976–88.

Stillwell: Margaret B. Stillwell. The awakening interest in science during the first century of printing 1450-1550. New York 1970.


Taylor: E.G.R. Taylor. The Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor and Stuart England. Cambridge, 1954; The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714–1840. Cambridge, 1966.

Tchemerzine: Avenir Tchemerzine. Bibliographie d’éditions originales et rares d’auteurs français des XVe, XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Paris, 1977.

Thorndike: Lynn Thorndike. A History of Magic and Experimental Science during the first thirteen centuries of our era. 8 vols. New York, 1923–1958.

Thornton: John L. Thornton. Medical Books, Libraries and Collectors. A study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the Medical Sciences. Second edition, revised, London, 1966.

Thornton and Tully: Andrew Hunter, ed. Thornton and Tully’s Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors. A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the History of Science. Fourth edition, considerably revised and rewritten. Aldershot, 2000.

Tomash and Williams: Erwin Tomash and Michael R. Williams. The Erwin Tomash library on the history of computing. 3 vols San Francisco 2009.

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Todd: Janet Todd, Dictionary of British and American Women Writers, 1660-1800. London, 1984.

Thieme-Becker: Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. A photographic reprint of the edition of 1907-1950. Zwickau, 1978.

Tufte: Edward Tufte. Envisioning information. Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press, 1990.

Twyman: Michael Twyman. Lithography 1800-1850. The techniques of drawing on stone in England and France and their application in works of topography. London, Oxford University Press, 1970.


Vicaire: George Vicaire. Bibliographie Gastronomique. Paris, 1890.

Von Schlosser: Die Kunst- und Wunderkammern der Spätrenaissance, Leipzig, 1908


Waddleton: Norman Waddleton. Waddleton Chronology of Books with Colour Printed Illustrations or Decorations: 15th to 16th century. York, 1979, 5th ed. 1993.

Waller: Hans Sallander. Bibliotheca Walleriana. The Books illustrating the History of Medicine and Science collected by Dr Erik Waller and bequeathed to the Library of the Royal University of Uppsala. Stockholm 1955.

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Wallis Newton: Peter and Ruth Wallis. Newton and Newtoniana 1672—1975 a Bibliography. Folkestone, 1977.

Wangensteen and Wangensteen: Owen H. Wangensteen and Sarah D. Wangensteen. The Rise of Surgery from empiric craft to scientific discipline. University of Minnesota Press, Third printing. 1981.

Ward and Carozzi: Dederick C Ward and Albert V. Carozzi. Geology emerging: a catalog illustrating the History of Geology (1500-1850) from a Collection in the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 1984.

Waring: Edward John Waring. Bibliotheca therapeutica. London, 1878.

Warner: Deborah J. Warner. The Sky explored. Celestial cartography 1500-1800. New York and Amsterdam 1979.

Watts: Ruth Watts. Women in Science. A Social and Cultural History, London, 2007.

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Wheeler Gift: William D. Weaver, editor. Catalogue of the Wheeler gift of Books, Pamphlets and Periodicals in the Library of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. 2 vols. New York, 1909.

Wilson: Katharina Wilson. An encyclopaedia of continental women writers, Garland Publishing. 1991.

Wilson: Wendell E. Wilson. The History of Mineral Collecting, 1530-1799, with Notes on Twelve Hundred Early Mineral Collectors. Tucson, the Mineralogical Record, 1994.

Wing: Donald Wing. Short-title Catalogue of Books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America and of English Books printed in other Countries 1641–1700. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 4 vols. New York, 1998.

Women in Technology and Science: Stars, Shells and blueblells: women scientists and pioneers. Dublin, 1997.

Womans Booke, The: Ove Hagelin. The Byrth of mankynde otherwyse named the Womans Book. Embryology, obstetrics, gynaecology, through four centuries. An illustrated and annotated catalogue of rare books in the library of the Swedish Society of Medicine. Stockholm, 1990.

Wood: Casey A. Wood. An introduction to the literature of vertebrate zoology, based chiefly on the titles in the …. Libraries of McGill University,Montreal. London 1931.


Yount: Lisa Yount. A to Z of Women in Science and Math, New York, 2008.


Online Resources

ILAB: Online Reference Works for the Rare Book Trade: 

Aletta Institute for Women’s History:


Biographies of Women Mathematicians:

British Library:

Charlotte M Yonge Fellowship web-site:

Collected Biographies of Women. An Annotated Biography:

Edgar Fahs Smith Collection of Alchemy and Chemistry at Penn Libraries:

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco:

Gerritsen collection online:. –(available via the British Library and affliated libraries)

Getty Research Institute:

Institute of English Studies – LRBS:

MacTutor Mathematics:

National Portrait Gallery:

Reed, Elizabeth.  American Women in science before the Civil War: 

4000 years of Women in Science: 

Science and Society:

Scienza a due Voci:– Le donne nella scienza italiana dal Settecento al Novecento:

Smithsonian Image Gallery:  Dibner

Yale University Medical Portraits and Likenesses Collection:

Wellcome Library:

Women’s History:

Women philosophers:

Women in Astronomy Bibliography, the Wolbach Library, Center for Astrophysics.

Women’s Engineering Society.

Women in Science:


General Online Repositories of Searchable Digitised texts