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Spooky offerings from Library & Archives

Posted by Andrea Hart on Oct 31, 2011 2:29:21 PM

Tonight sees the Museum's Night Safari Halloween Special where Lisa Di Tommaso, our Earth Sciences Assistant Librarian, will be offering up some of the Library's more spooky, mythical and Halloween-related holdings. Below are a selection of our weird and wonderful wonders!



Mythical monsters of the two and four-legged variety from Ulyssis Aldrovandi's Monstorium historia (1642).











A p-terrifying Pterosaur by Neave Parker (1910-1961)



Actaea pachypoda (also known as Doll's eyes

A not so scary orchid by William King (fl.1760s)

or White Baneberry) by William King (fl.1760s)



Ghosts of the fungal variety? Lycoperdon colifornize

by Mary Turner (c.1800)

A black raven from John Gould's Introduction to the

Birds of Great Britain (1862)

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