|Dimensions||25 x 20 x 1.5 cm|
New, but there is scuffing on jacket cover from storage
A book for collectors of microscopes must be both a history book and guide book, and Collecting Microscopes is exactly that! Beginning with first principles, the reader is taken succinctly through the optics and the anatomy of the microscope. The book continues with a study of the development of the principal kinds of microscope: simple, tripod and drum, and side-pillar; then there is a discussion on the great achievements and great instrumentmakers of the 19th century, the projection microscope, and collectible microscope accessories.