MICROGRAPHIA: OR SOME PHYSIOLOGICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF MINUTE BODIES MADE BY MAGNIFYING GLASSES, WITH OBSERVATIONS AND INQUIRIES THEREUPON
1966 ·Bruxelles [Brussels]
by Hooke, Robert
Bruxelles [Brussels]: Impression Anastaltique Culture et Civilisation, 1966 . First Edition Facsimile. Hardcover. large 4to., [32 pp.], 246 pp., [10 pp.], VG-; tan faux-leather cloth boards, bright silver lettering to brown text labels affixed to spine; minor bumping to head and tail of spine, mild overall wear to boards (mostly scuffing to front board); mild age-toning/wear to text-block; mild brown residue to turn-ins and fore-edges of boards; interior pristine, with numerous black-and-white illustrations and fold-outs; an exact reproduction of the First Edition pub. 1665; Hooke's MICROGRAPHIA is a notable early work, being (i) the first book to depict insects, plants, &c., as seen through microscopes and other lenses, (ii) the first appearance of the word "cell" in print, (iii) and purportedly the first scientific bestseller that introduced an eager public audience to the new field of microscopy; shelved Case 10. Dupont.
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