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Naturwissenschaft, [ca. 1880-1890]

Author: Martha Conrad
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : German
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"Precise, wide-ranging manuscript produced by Martha Conrad, a German student of the sciences in the early 1880s, unusual for its exploration of disciplines not traditionally included in a woman’s education. Conrad opens with basic botanical and anatomical studies, including a detailed drawing of a cannabis leaf, as well as diagrams of the human eye, spinal cord, nervous system, and internal ear. She then turns to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscript
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Conrad
OCLC Number: 1089814811
Language Note: The text is in German.
Notes: Cover title.
Original dark blue-green cloth over boards, deeply stamped in blind with decorative borders; upper board lettered in gilt; all edges marbled. 97 pages of neat ink manuscript text in German, including some marginal drawings, and 71 full-page illustrations, most in ink and colored pencil, one illustration mounted. Occasional note in pink ink. Later typed label ("Angelegt von Martha Conrad, Dahn / Pfalz 1880-1890, Coburg, am 15.1.[18?]88" ) on upper pastedown. Light shelfwear, minor rubbing to spine ends, faint intermittent foxing to text.
Description: 1 v. ([188] p.) : ill. (some color) ; 21 cm.

Abstract:

"Precise, wide-ranging manuscript produced by Martha Conrad, a German student of the sciences in the early 1880s, unusual for its exploration of disciplines not traditionally included in a woman’s education. Conrad opens with basic botanical and anatomical studies, including a detailed drawing of a cannabis leaf, as well as diagrams of the human eye, spinal cord, nervous system, and internal ear. She then turns to zoology and entomology, providing well-executed drawings of insects and their nervous systems, as well as a step-by-step dissection of a squid. The final third of Conrad’s manuscript covers chemistry and physics, with a particular emphasis on electrical engineering. Her chemical experiments represent a number of modern processes of analysis, such as deoxidizing hydrogen and extracting oxygen from mercury oxide. In her section on physics, Conrad diagrams a series of scientific apparatus, including a Volta battery, electromagnetic machine, hydraulic press, and Nicholson hydrometer, here called an 'aerometer.' An extensive and detailed illustrated manuscript, documenting the rigorous scientific education of a private female student in the nineteenth century. -- Antiquarian bookseller's description.

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