Microscopy; the construction, theory and use of the Microscope.
by SPITTA, Edmund J. (Johnson), (1853-1921).
London:: John Murray, 1907., 1907. 8vo. xx, 472 pp. Frontis., 16 plates, 241 figures, index. Original full maroon gilt-stamped cloth; rebacked preserving original spine. Ownership signature [R.J. Sneed?]. Very good. First edition. Comprehensive study of microscopy with 16 photographic plates of microscopic images and numerous illustrations that include many full page images of microscopes and related instruments. / Gilbert Hartley writes that this is one of his favorite (#2) of all books on microscopy: "My second book was Spitta , combining the proper handling of the substage and the mechanical evolution of the instrument from the long-bodied English stand to the short Continental type. The photomicrographs guarantee the integrity of the work, and form a test for the rest of us, who can now use flash instead of exposures measured sometimes in hours, and tungsten-halogen instead of the limes and bottled gases alarmingly described in his work on photomicrography. Spitta may be recognised as the microscopist's Bible: time has added techniques, but the foundation is bedrock." – Gilbert Hartley," A dozen favourite books on microscopy", Quekett Journal of Microscopy, 2005, 40, 39–40.
(Inventory #: SJ13662)
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