THE MICROSCOPE: its history, construction, and applications. Being a familiar introduction to the use of the instrument and the study of microsopial science. Illustrated with upwards of five hundred engravings
Edition: First Edition
The Illustrated London Library / W.S. Orr, 1854. Octavo, original green pictorial cloth stamped in blind & gilt. pp xvi, 440, (8, ads) + frontispiece and illustrated half-title and 14 other plates. 169 figures in text. Illustrated half-title bears the London: Nathaniel Cooke, imprint. Spine very lightly sunned, with short cloth tears at top of joints neatly repaired; scattered minor foxing in text; smallish damp spot on rear cover; outer corners softly bumped; corner crease in the ads; else a near fine copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. A very successful microscope classic, it was in its 15th edition in 1898.