- Baltimore: The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2011.
- 9.5 x 12 inches
- 122 pages
- ISBN: 9780983808602
Price: $35.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 108257
First edition. In addition to providing a complete bibliography of the Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery, this beautifully-illustrated volume includes narrative essays that put the books in the collection into their proper historical context.
With well over 250 individual items, the Hinkes Collection encompasses over 500 years of printing history in the West. The collection is remarkable both in its quality and breadth of materials, and is distinguished by its disciplined focus on the true "Eureka!" moments that have permanently transformed our understanding of the natural world since the era of classical antiquity. This collection of rare books was donated to the Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University in 2010 by the Hinkes family, and appears here for the first time fully described in printed form.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's School of Arts and Sciences in 1964, and the School of Medicine in 1967, Dr. Hinkes maintained a private medical practice in oncology and hematology in the Los Angeles area for several decades, while also serving as an Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA.
Dr. Hinkes gathered this rich collection over a period of two decades focusing, in particular, upon the history of astronomy and physics. However, his collecting interests were widespread, including mathematics, the planetary sciences, meteorology, biology, chemistry, optics, and technology.
This volume is illustrated in full color throughout and was beautifully designed by Scott J. Vile at the Ascensius Press.
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