11 November 1992
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
ADAMS, George. Micrographia Illustrata, or the knowledge of the microscope explain'd. London: the author by Samuel Birt, 1747.
Small 4° (215 x 160mm.), 65 engraved folding plates. Contemporary calf gilt, bookplate of Thomas Hall.
Second edition. One of the fullest accounts of microscopes in the eighteenth century, including translations of Trembley and Joblot. Describes the author's solar microscope, and probably the earliest English accounts of the microscope invented by Lieberkuhn in 1739, with a catalogue of the author's instruments at the end.
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