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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: Making microscopes - the nineteenth century European trade; the collection assessed; advice to the user of the catalogue; compound - British 1/4 18th C; compound - Culpeper-type; compound - Cuff-type; compound - British 18th century - 1/4 19th century; compound - Gould-type; compound - British 2/4 19th century - 20th century; Powell and Lealand; Ross; Smith and Beck; Swift; compound - non-British; projection - universal, solar, lucernal; reflecting microscopes; simple microscopes; specimen preparation; specimen holders; illumination; polarization; objectives; micro-ruling; RMS standards; medals.
Responsibility: Gerard L'E. Turner.
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