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1 BEALE, Lionel S. How to Work with the Microscope.
London: Harrison, 1880. 1880 
Fifth edition. Thick 8vo. xvi, 518, 15 pp. 100 engraved plates (some color), tables, index; pp. 29-34 torn (2 plates affected), pp. 35 & 243 with ink marginalia, pp. 401-402 extremities neatly rebuilt with Japanese paper, pp. 471-472 neatly repaired, short tear at gutter of title, title with minor ink marking. Green cloth, gilt spine. Early ink ownership signature on title. Very good. Beale's comprehensive guide to microscopes with 100 engraved plates depicting various types of microscopes and microscopic techniques. "Beale's contemporary reputation derived primarily from his practical books on the microscope and from his vocal opposition to the mechanistic interpretation of life." DSB I, p. 540. A classic work and an extraordinarily strong collection of engraved images of early microscopes. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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2 CLAY, Reginald S., & Thomas H. COURT. The History of the Microscope. Compiled from Original Instruments and Documents, Up to the Introduction of the Achromatic Microscope.
London: Holland Press, (1975). 1975 
4to. xiv, 266 pp. Photos of microscopes, illus., list of instrument makers, index. Boards, dust-jacket. FINE. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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3 CLAY, Reginald S.; Thomas H. COURT. The History of the Microscope; compiled from the original instruments and documents, up to the introduction of the achromatic microscope.
London: Charles Griffin, 1932. 
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. xiv, 266 pp. 164 illus., indices; cords cracked, pp. xiii + 1 inner margin torn. Blind and gilt-stamped maroon textured cloth; slightly faded, corners dented. Burndy bookplate. Good. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 SPITTA, Edmund J. (Johnson), (1853-1921). Microscopy. The Construction, Theory and Use of the Microscope.
New York: E. P. Dutton, 1907. 1907 
Thick 8vo. xx, 468 pp. Frontis., 16 photographic plates of microscopic images, numerous figs. including many full page illus. of microscopes, index; occasional faded early ex-library rubber stamps including on title (minor), frontis. with short tear (neatly repaired). Gilt stamped maroon cloth; white ex-library call number on spine, else fine. Pencil ownership signature & blind stamp (on title). First American edition. Comprehensive study of microscopy with 16 photographic plates of microscopic images and numerous illustrations that include many full page images of microscopes and related instruments. Gilbert Hartley writes that this is one of his favorite (#2) of all books on microscopy: “My second book was Spitta [2], combining the proper handling of the substage and the mechanical evolution of the instrument from the long-bodied English stand to the short Continental type. The photomicrographs guarantee the integrity of the work, and form a test for the rest of us, who can now use flash instead of exposures measured sometimes in hours, and tungsten-halogen instead of the limes and bottled gases alarmingly described in his work on photomicrography. Spitta may be recognised as the microscopist’s Bible: time has added techniques, but the foundation is bedrock.” - Gilbert Hartley,” A dozen favourite books on microscopy”, Quekett Journal of Microscopy, 2005, 40, 39–40. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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