Micrographia: containing practical essays on reflecting, solar, oxyhydrogen gas microscopes; micrometers; eye-pieces, &c. &c.

London: Whittaker and Co… 1837

8vo, pp. viii, 231, 3 engraved plates from drawings by Goring (one double-page and bound as a frontispiece). Figures in the text. Slight spotting on the plates. Original(?) maroon cloth with recent calf spine and endpapers.

FIRST EDITION. Following Goring & Pritchard’s collaboration on their important Natural history of…living objects for the microscope (1829), the present book is concerned more with the instruments themselves. It contains two memoirs at the end, one by Francis Bauer on drawing microscopic subjects, and the other by Rev. J.B. Reade on illuminating microscopic objects.


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