SOLD-DUC de CHAULNES,Description d’un microscope, et des différents micromètres, 1768
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SOLD-DUC de CHAULNES,Description d’un microscope, et des différents micromètres, 1768


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DUC DE CHAULNES Michel Ferdinand d’Ailly

Description d’un microscope, et des différents micromètres, destines à mesurer des parties circulaires ou droites, avec la plus grande précision.

Paris, L.F. Delatours, 1768

Folio (16 ½ x 11 ½ ”)(42x29cm), pp.2 + 18 with 6 copper plates.

Binding: later marbled boards.

First edition

“A microscope which is essentially a Cuff instrument, but with a stage specially arranged for micrometry, was designed by the Duc de Chaulnes and is described by him in a folio volume entitled Nouvelle Methode pour diviser …, 1768. He gives very full instructions for manufacture, with drawings of every parts of the instrument in a series of six large plates … an ornate example of this microscope is in the Musée des Arts et Metiers in Paris (Clay & Court, p. 184).”

Graesse II, 366-367

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