A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope, including the different methods of preparing and examining animal, vegetable, and mineral structures.
1852·London and New York:
by QUEKETT, John Thomas (1815-1861).
London and New York:: H. Bailliere. . ., 1852., 1852. 8vo. xxii, , 515 pp. 270 wood engraved figs. (5 hand-colored: see pp. 241, 242, 247), index, 12 plates (1 folding, pl. IX bound as frontis.); lightly foxed. Original full diced Russia calf, with blind- and gilt-stamped rules, green calf gilt-stamped label. Book-label of Smith Elder & Co., Booksellers, London; ownership signature of C. Hampden Wigram [Harston, Grantham] [fl.1854-1898]. Very good+ - a very handsome copy in a desirable binding. SECOND EDITION with additions of Quekett's important work on the microscope. In 1852 Quekett became professor of histology and was appointed resident conservator of the Hunterian Museum, succeeding Owen as conservator in 1856. DNB, XVI, p. 540-542. Hartley rates this his 6th most favorite book on microscopy: ". . .the great Quekett  taught me the origins, when all the lenses were convex and men fought for resolution: a fundamental basis." – Gilbert Hartley," A dozen favourite books on microscopy", Quekett Journal of Microscopy, 2005, 40, 39–40. Provenance: C. Hampden Wigram, of Harston, Grantham [U.K.], [fl.1854-1898], was once Chairman of the Trustees of Lloyd's Patriotic Fund.
(Inventory #: S13233)
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