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ADAMS, George.:
ESSAYS ON THE MICROSCOPE; containing a Practical Description of the most improved Microscopes: a General History of Insects, their Transformations, Peculiar Habits and Oeconomy:
London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, 1787. London, printed for the Author by Robert Hindmarsh, Printer to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, No. 32, Clerkenwell-Close; and sold by the author, at his Shop, Tycho Brahe's Head, No. 60, Fleet-Street,1787. an Account of the various species and singular properties of the Hydrae and Vorticellae: A description of Three Hundred and Seventy-Nine Animalcula, with a concise Catalogue of Interesting Objects: a view of the Organization of Timber and the Configuration of Salts when under the Microscope. FIRST EDITIONS, 1787. 4to, approximately 275 x 210 mm, 10¾ x 8¼ inches, mezzotint allegorical frontispiece plate after T.S. Duché, 35 engraved large plates on 32 folding sheets illustrating microscopes and accessories and microscopically observed specimens, pages: xxiii, [1]-724 including Index and Catalogue of Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments made and sold by the author, half-title present. Bound in contemporary tree calf, rebacked in light coloured calf, raised bands, gilt rules and earlier gilt lettered red morocco label, new endpapers. Corners of boards slightly worn, first few prelims in Volume I lightly browned, 1 very neat pencil margin note, faint foxing to margins of a few pages, otherwise text volume bright and clean, 12 folding plates lightly browned to varying degrees on the image, others lightly browned in the margin only, a few with pale offsetting. A very good copy. The author, George Adams, Jr. (1750-1795), was the son of one of the most famous English microscope makers of the mid-eighteen … [Click Below for Full Description]
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