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Figure 1. James Nutting (engraver), A New Prospect of ye North-Side of ye City of London with New Bedlam & MooreFields, Printed & Sold by Henry Overton at ye white Horse without Newgate, London, c.1704. [London Metropolitan Archives, City of London, SC/GL/PR/LA/VGP/003; Main Print Collection, La.Pr. V gp. 3; Collage record number 27766. Image courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archives and used with permission.]

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Figure 1a. Detail showing booksellers in Moorfields; from James Nutting (engraver), A New Prospect of ye North-Side of ye City of London with New Bedlam & MooreFields, Printed & Sold by Henry Overton at ye white Horse without Newgate, London, c.1704. [London Metropolitan Archives, City of London, SC/GL/PR/LA/VGP/003; Main Print Collection, La.Pr. V gp. 3; Collage record number 27766. Image courtesy of the London Metropolitan Archives and used with permission.]

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Figure 2. Hooke’s acquisition note on the title page of Thomas Streete’s Memorial verses (London, 1667); this book is not listed in the Bibliotheca Hookiana. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. extra_BH_26.) [The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, call number 4° E 8(10) Jur. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 2a. Detail of Hooke’s acquisition note on the title page of Thomas Streete’s Memorial verses (London, 1667); this book is not listed in the Bibliotheca Hookiana. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. extra_BH_26.) [The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, call number 4° E 8(10) Jur. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 3. Hooke’s acquisition note on the half title page of Pappus of Alexandria’s Mathematicae collectiones (Bologna, 1660). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_280.) [University College London Library Services, Special Collections classmark Graves 141.f.5 Folio. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 3a. Detail of Hooke’s acquisition note on the half title page of Pappus of Alexandria’s Mathematicae collectiones (Bologna, 1660). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_280.) [University College London Library Services, Special Collections classmark Graves 141.f.5 Folio. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 4. Acquisition notes of Hooke and Samuel Butler, with a note from the latter in shorthand, in Julius Caesar Claudinus’s De Ingressu ad Infirmos (Bologna, 1612). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_483.) [University College London Library Services, Special Collections classmark Strong Room Ogden B8. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 4a. Detail of Hooke’s acquisition note in Julius Caesar Claudinus’s De Ingressu ad Infirmos (Bologna, 1612). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_483.) [University College London Library Services, Special Collections classmark Strong Room Ogden B8. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 5. Page from Hooke’s diary with entries from November and December 1678. The list of books he received from Pitt’s auction on 24 December appears at the bottom right hand corner. [London Metropolitan Archives, CLC/495/MS01758. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 5a. Detail showing the list of books Hooke received from Pitt’s auction on 24 December. [London Metropolitan Archives, CLC/495/MS01758. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 6. Hooke’s acquisition note on the front pastedown of the second edition of Walther Ryff’s German translation of Vitruvius’s De architectura (Basel, 1575). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_314.) [Smithsonian Libraries, Special Collections call no. qNA 2517 .V85 G1575. Image courtesy of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries and used with permission.]

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Figure 6a. Detail of Hooke’s acquisition note on the front pastedown of the second edition of Walther Ryff’s German translation of Vitruvius’s De architectura (Basel, 1575). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_314.) [Smithsonian Libraries, Special Collections call no. qNA 2517 .V85 G1575. Image courtesy of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries and used with permission.]

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Figure 7. Hooke’s acquisition note on the front pastedown of Santorio Santorio’s Methodi vitandorum errorum omnium (Geneva, 1631). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_492.) [University College London Library Services, Special Collections classmark Strong Room Ogden B 51. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 7a. Detail of Hooke’s acquisition note on the front pastedown of Santorio Santorio’s Methodi vitandorum errorum omnium (Geneva, 1631). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_492.) [University College London Library Services, Special Collections classmark Strong Room Ogden B 51. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 8. Acquisition notes of Hooke and Clüver on the front pastedown of Haex’s Dictionarium Malaico Latinum (Rome, 1631). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_656.) [Royal College of Physicians, shelfmark D2/54-h-1. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 8a. Detail of Hooke’s acquisition note on the front pastedown of Haex’s Dictionarium Malaico Latinum (Rome, 1631). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_656.) [Royal College of Physicians, shelfmark D2/54-h-1. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 8b. Detail of Clüver’s acquisition note on the front pastedown of Haex’s Dictionarium Malaico Latinum (Rome, 1631). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_656.) [Royal College of Physicians, shelfmark D2/54-h-1. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 9. Hooke’s list of desiderata from Millington’s catalogue for an 18 April 1687 auction, scribbled on the verso of a lecture Hooke read on 20 July 1687. [Royal Society MS Cl.P/20/76, fol. 168v. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 9a. Detail showing Hooke’s list of desiderata. [Royal Society MS Cl.P/20/76, fol. 168v. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 10. Hooke’s 1 March 1681 letter to Edmond Halley, with the list of books he asks the latter to purchase for him during his trip to the continent. [Royal Society MS EL/H3/62v. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 10a. Detail showing the list. [Royal Society MS EL/H3/62v. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 11. George Ent’s Apologia pro circulatione sanguinis (2nd ed.; London, 1685), presented to Hooke by the author on 7 August 1686. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_1191.) [Royal College of Physicians, London, 14130, shelf reference D2/62-d-12. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 11a. Detail of Hooke’s inscription. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_1191.) [Royal College of Physicians, London, 14130, shelf reference D2/62-d-12. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 12. Hooke’s inscription on the imprimatur page of a 1665 edition of the Micrographia he presented to “Mr. Godfry” (pen & ink and print on paper). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. extra_BH_31.) [Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 12a. Detail of Hooke’s inscription. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. extra_BH_31.) [Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 13. Hooke’s acquisition note on the title page of Johannes Kepler’s De cometis libelli tres (Augsburg, 1619). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_847.) [Houghton Library, Harvard University, call no. GC6.K4436.619d. Image courtesy of the Houghton Library and used with permission.]

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Figure 14. A sample of Hooke’s manuscript copy of the missing pages from Johannes Kepler’s De cometis libelli tres (Augsburg, 1619). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_847.) [Houghton Library, Harvard University, call no. GC6.K4436.619d. Image courtesy of the Houghton Library and used with permission.]

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Figure 15. Illustrations from Book 2 of Johannes Kepler’s Harmonices mundi (Linz, 1619). [Image courtesy of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries and used with permission.]

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Figure 16. One of the folios of geometric sketches, attributed to Hooke, replicating the illustrations from Book 2 of Kepler’s Harmonices mundi. [Royal Society MS Cl.P/24/89, 317r. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 17. Manuscript pages in Hooke’s hand inserted into his copy of Robert Boyle’s Experiments, notes, &c., about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities . . . (1675). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_2324.) [Smithsonian Libraries, Special Collections call no. Q 155 B79 1675. Image courtesy of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries (extracted from the scanned copy of the book available online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library) and used with permission.]

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Figure 18. Manuscript pages in Hooke’s hand inserted into his copy of Robert Boyle’s Experiments, notes, &c., about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities . . . (1675). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_2324.) [Smithsonian Libraries, Special Collections call no. Q 155 B79 1675. Image courtesy of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries (extracted from the scanned copy of the book available online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library) and used with permission.]

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Figure 19. Manuscript pages in Hooke’s hand inserted into his copy of Robert Boyle’s Experiments, notes, &c., about the mechanical origine or production of divers particular qualities . . . (1675). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_2324.) [Smithsonian Libraries, Special Collections call no. Q 155 B79 1675. Image courtesy of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Smithsonian Libraries (extracted from the scanned copy of the book available online via the Biodiversity Heritage Library) and used with permission.]

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Figure 20. One of the manuscript folios of notes in Hooke’s hand inserted into his copy of Pierre de Fermat’s Varia opera mathematica (Toulouse, 1679). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_277.) [Whipple Library, University of Cambridge, classmark STORE 57:20. Image courtesy of the Whipple Library and used with permission.]

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Figure 20a. Detail of the manuscript folio. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_277.) [Whipple Library, University of Cambridge, classmark STORE 57:20. Image courtesy of the Whipple Library and used with permission.]

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Figure 21. One of the manuscript folios of notes in Hooke’s hand inserted into his copy of Fermat’s Varia opera mathematica (Toulouse, 1679); this particular one illustrates Fermat’s theory of refraction. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_277.) [Whipple Library, University of Cambridge, classmark STORE 57:20. Image courtesy of the Whipple Library and used with permission.]

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Figure 21a. Detail of Hooke’s manuscript illustration of Fermat’s theory of refraction. (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_277.) [Whipple Library, University of Cambridge, classmark STORE 57:20. Image courtesy of the Whipple Library and used with permission.]

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Figure 22. First page of Hooke’s detailed notes on Guillaume de l’Hôpital’s L’Analyse des infiniment petits, pour l’intelligence des lignes courbes (Paris, 1696). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_732.) [Royal Society MS Cl.P/20/87, fol. 172r. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 23. Calculations in Hooke’s hand among his notes on Guillaume de l’Hôpital’s L’Analyse des infiniment petits, pour l’intelligence des lignes courbes (Paris, 1696). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_732.) [Royal Society MS Cl.P/20/87, fol. 172r. Image used with permission.]

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Figure 24. Calculations in Hooke’s hand among his notes on Guillaume de l’Hôpital’s L’Analyse des infiniment petits, pour l’intelligence des lignes courbes (Paris, 1696). (See Hooke’s Books Database id no. auct_BH_732.) [Royal Society MS Cl.P/20/87, fol. 172r. Image used with permission.]

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