HEURCK, Henri van

The Microscope: its construction and management. Including technique, photo-micrography, and the past and future of the microscope. English edition, re-edited and augmented by the author…and translated by Wynne E. Baxter.

London: Crosby Lockwood and Son… 1893

Large 8vo, pp. xv, 382, (2) blank, photogravure frontispiece portrait of the author. With more than 220 illustrations in the text. Original green cloth, lettered in gilt and with a microscope in gilt on the upper cover, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Two minor marks on the upper cover, inner hinges just cracking, minor foxing on the first and last two leaves, otherwise a very good copy of this handsome book.

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. “…the English translation is a particularly handsome volume of 382 large pages. A part is devoted to the preparation of objects, and six types of microtome are included. This work remains one of the classics of microscopy” (Bracegirdle, History of microtechnique, p. 52).


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