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The great age of the microscope : the collection of the Royal Microscopical Society through 150 years

Author: Gerard L'Estrange Turner; Royal Microscopical Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: Bristol, England ; New York : A. Hilger, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This detailed descriptive catalogue of all microscopes in the collection of the Royal Microscopical Society has been published to coincide with the Society's 150th anniversary.

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Genre/Form: Catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard L'Estrange Turner; Royal Microscopical Society (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0852740204 9780852740200
OCLC Number: 19221544
Description: ix, 379 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword. 'Let us have a society!' Making microscopes: the nineteenth century European trade. The collection assessed. Advice to the user of the catalogue. The catalogue of the collection: Compounds: British (1/4 18th C.). Compound: Culpeper type. Compound: Cuff-type. Compound: British (18th C. - 1/4 19th C.). Compound: Gould-type. Compound: British (2/4 19th C. - 20th C.). Powell and Lealand. Ross. Smith and Beck. Swift. Compound: non-British. Projection: Universal; solar; lucernal. Reflecting microscopes. Simple microscopes. Specimen preparation. Specimen holders. Illumination. Polarisation. Objectives. Miscellaneous. Micro-ruling. RMS standards. Medals. Bibliography. Concordance of catalogue/inventory numbers. Appendix. Index.
Responsibility: Gerard L'E. Turner.
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