1787 MICROSCOPE Biology OPTICS Botany Insects + Illustrated SCIENC Atlas Adams

ADAMS, George

$1,950.00

In stock

Free shipping wordwide!


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Unsure? Ask an Expert!

George Adams was a late 18th-century English optician and expert on the microscope. His leading book on the study of the microscope was a collection of various works and research by scientists and physicians. This work covers the earliest invention of the microscope and improvements made over the years, methods and techniques for using them, a general view of the parts of insects, construction of wood, crystallization of salts, descriptions of shells and vegetable seeds, and much more.

 

This example features the incredible 31 folio engravings bound in a separate atlas tome. These illustrations depict impressive findings under the microscope of botanical anomalies, parts of the microscope, flowers and seeds, eels, crystals, and various insects.

$1,950.00

In stock

Free shipping wordwide!


Satisfaction Guaranteed

Image Gallery Description & Details

1787 MICROSCOPE Biology OPTICS Botany Insects + Illustrated SCIENC Atlas Adams

 

George Adams was a late 18th-century English optician and expert on the microscope. His leading book on the study of the microscope was a collection of various works and research by scientists and physicians. This work covers the earliest invention of the microscope and improvements made over the years, methods and techniques for using them, a general view of the parts of insects, construction of wood, crystallization of salts, descriptions of shells and vegetable seeds, and much more.

 

This example features the incredible 31 folio engravings bound in a separate atlas tome. These illustrations depict impressive findings under the microscope of botanical anomalies, parts of the microscope, flowers and seeds, eels, crystals, and various insects.

 

Item number: #20110

Price: $1950

 

ADAMS, George

 

Essays on the microscope ; containing a practical description of the most improved microscopes: a general history of insects

 

London : Printed for the author, by Robert Hindmarsh ; And sold by the author, 1787.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • Essays – xxiii, [1], 720
    • Atlas tome – 31 engraved plates
  • Provenance:
    • Bookplate – William Bellingham
      • Possibly Sir William Bellingham, 1st Baronet (c. 1756–1826), an Irish-born British politician and the Controller of Storekeepers Accounts for the Royal Navy. Bellingham was charged with organizing and procuring provisions for the Vancouver Expedition. Though he never saw the Pacific Ocean, Bellingham Bay and the city of Bellingham, Washington, are named for him. He became the private secretary of the Right Honourable William Pitt the Younger, and was created a baronet in 1796. He was also a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and was Receiver General of the Land and Assessed Taxe of London.
    • Armorial Bookplate – Wilbie
      • Motto: VERITE SANS PEUR
    • Handwritten – Wilbie
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Atlas tome in Hardcover, brown cloth
  • Size:
    • Essays – ~11in X 8.75in (28cm x 22.5cm)
    • Atlas tome – ~11.75in X 16.75in (30cm x 42.5cm)
  • VERY rare and desirable

 

Our Guarantee:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.

Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!

                                                                          

20110

Category

Medicine & Science

Authors

ADAMS, George

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete