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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 90

    A cabinet of 461 microscope slides

    JOHN BENJAMIN DANCER (1812-1887) AND OTHERS

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    A cabinet of 461 microscope slides
    John Benjamin Dancer (1812-1887) and others
    cabinet with eleven drawers of microscope slides by various makers (mostly from Manchester or Birmingham), and 4 empty slide trays; drawers contain 38, 27, 48, 48, 48, 48, 48, 30, 48, 48, 30 slides (total 461); highlights of the collection include: 11 microphotographs, 4 of which bearing Dancer's label and one dated signed M/C MICRO SOCIETY D(?) 1951 showing microscopists around a table; coal balls from Lancashire strata; sections of different animal horns (including rhinoceros); butterfly wings and several finely-prepared insects and spiders
    9½ x 10 x 16in. (25 x 24 x 41cm.)


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