FIRST ED. OF THE INVENTOR OF UNIVERSAL ACHROMATIC MICROSCOPE

FIRST ED. OF THE INVENTOR OF UNIVERSAL ACHROMATIC MICROSCOPE

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Circa

1839

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Bookshop

Description

Charles Chevalier

 

Des Microscope set de leur usage.

Description d’appareils et de procédés nouveaux , suivie d’expériences microscopiques puisées dans les meilleur ouvrages anciens et les notes de M. Le Baillif, et d’un mémoire sur les diatomées, etc. par M. de Brébisson.

 

Paris, chez l’Auteur et Crochard, 1839

 

First Edition

Original binding, cover a little loose but in place, back worn. Internally very clean.

 

Small 4° (26cm), (6), 284 pp. 5 folding plates with about 100 figures of microscopes and specimens.

 

Important first edition (1839) of the catalogue of the most important microscope maker of the mid-19th century Paris.

 

Charles Louis Chevalier (Paris, 1804.1859) was an Optician and instrument maker. He was son of the optician Vincent Jacques Louis Chevalier who himself was son of an Optician, Louis Vincent Chevalier who had founded the family’s company in Paris in 1765. The company of Vincent and Charles was famous for the achromatic lenses which were invented by father Vincent.

Charles Louis made his first “Universal Achromatic Microscope” in 1834.

 

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