A good copy in orignal condition, without stamp, and in its publisher’s green and gilt cardboard. VAN HEURCK (Henri), The microscope : its construction and management, London, Crosby Lockwood and son / New York, Van Nostrand Company, 1893 Large 4to, engraved photo frontispiece, XV, (1), 382 pages and 1 plate ; despite the tissue-guarded is detached and some low waterstain in the first page, good copy in original condition and full margins. On the first tissue-guarded the english ex-libris “R. Mounsey”. The Van Heurck book about microscope is certainly one of the most treatise on microscope the most important and helpful for the knowledges of microscope from the last third of 19th century: Van Heurck liste all important instrument maker (Continental en English), all the most modern techniques used at this time (polarizing, photomicrography, illuminating, and especially the preparation of microscopical objects. A landmark in the microscopy book from the 19th century.
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