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Author: BAKER, H. Title: Het microscoop gemakkelijk gemaakt of beschrijving van de beste en nieuwste microscopen, en van derzelver behandeling. Als mede een berigt van de ... ontdekkingen gedaan met de vergrootglazen. 2e druk.
Description: Amsterdam, I. Tirion, 1760. 8vo. W 1 fold. table and 14 engr. fold. pls. Contemp. half clf., rubbed, covers more so. (XX, 300, XVI pp.). DSB vol. I, p. 410 - 412: The first edition of 'The Microscope Made Easy' appeared in 1742; it ran to 5 editions in Baker's lifetime and was translated into several foreign languages. ...[Baker] regarded the microscope with reverence as a means to the deeper appreciation of the wonders of God's world. ...[It] is divided into two parts, the first dealing with the various kinds of microscopes, how each may be best employed, the adjustment of the instrument, and the preparation of specimens. Part II has chapters devoted to the examination of various natural objects. in the manner of Robert Hooke's 'Micrographia' e.g. the flea, the poison of the viper, hairs and pollen ... Baker's most important scientific achievements were the observation under the microscope of crystal morphology, for which he received the Copley medal, and his account of an examination of 26 bead microscopes bequethed to the Royal Society by Anthony van Leeuwenhoek. His measurements of these unique microscopes ... are most valuable historical material.':
Keywords: microscopy optics lenses instruments
Price: EUR 750.00 = appr. US$ 815.14 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 1158