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Lot 428
Baker, The microscope made easy

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Baker, H. The microscope made easy: or, I. The nature, uses, and magnifying powers of the best kinds of microscopes described, calculated, and explained ... II. An account of what surprising discoveries have been already made by the microscope. The third edition. London, Dodley, 1744. (20:13,5 cm). Mit 15 tlw. gefalt. Kupfertafeln u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle. 1 Bl., XVI, 311 (recte 317) S., 6 Bll. Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. Rvg., Rücken oben mit Fehlstelle, Vorderdeckel lose.

Blake 28; Nissen, ZBI 202; Roper 10. - Henry Baker (1698-1774) wurde 1741 Mitglied der Royal Society und veröffentlichte zahlreiche Aufsätze in den Philosophical Transactions. "Microscopical examinations of water creatures and fossils were ... the subject of the majority of his papers and were included in his books on microscopy ... The first edition of The Microscope Made Easy appeared in 1742; it ran to five editions in Baker's lifetime and was translated to several languages" (DSB I, 411). Mit mehreren Detaildarstellungen von Mikroskopen, die übrigen Tafeln zeigen Präparate. - Etwas gebräunt u. vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig.

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