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1 BIDLOO, Govard (1649-1713). Letter from G. Bidloo to Antony van Leeuwenhoek about the Animals Which Are Sometimes Found in the Liver of Sheep and Other Beasts. Facsimile of the first Dutch edition – Delft, 1968. With a New English Translation, an Introduction and Annotations by Dr. J. Jansen.
Nieuwkoop: B. De Graaf, 1972. 9060042948 / 9789060042946 
Series: Dutch Classics in History of Science, Vol. XVIII. 8vo. 61, facsimile 34 pp. Frontis., plate. White paper boards, gilt-stamped cover acronym and spine title; small scuff to spine title, else fine. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Limited Edition of 500 copies. ISBN: 9060042948 
Price: 60.00 USD
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2 CINISELLI, Angelo. Elementi di Metallografia Microscopica: i diagrammi di equilibrio e di struttura, il microscopio metallografico, la struttura dei materiali siderurgici.
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1928. 
8vo. xvi, 295 pp. 27 plates of macro & micrographic photos, 3 folding diagrams. Original red & black printed wrappers; spine rubbed, some evidence of spotting. Ownership embossed stamp on title of Alan S. Bishop. Very good. Scarce. Important study of the metallography of steel and iron, as examined using the microscope. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 DUVERGER, C. & E. VELTER. Biomicroscopie du cristallin.
Paris: Masson, 1930. 
Société Française d’Ophtalmologie. 244 x 266 mm. 8vo. 187, 48 [ads] pp. 36 beautiful color plates, index. Black cloth. Very good. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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4 EMERSON, Charles Phillips. Clinical Diagnosis: A Text-Book of Clinical Microscopy and Clinical Chemistry for Medical Students, Laboratory Workers, and Practitioners of Medicine.
Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Co., (1913). 
Fourth edition. Large 8vo. xxix, 724 pp. Color plates, photos, illustrations, figs., tables, index. Red cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; lightly rubbed with tiny chip to bottom cover edge. Very good. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 LENHARTZ, Hermann, (1854-1910). Mikroskopie und chemie am krankenbett. Für studirende und aerzte bearbeitet.
Berlin: Julius Springer, 1900. 
213 x 145 mm. 8vo. xvi, 360 pp. 73 figs., index, 3 folding lithographic plates (1 split at hinge); paper brittle. Brown blind- and gilt-stamped cloth; extremities worn, else very good. THIRD EDITION. A detailed study based on microscopic observations and chemical analysis at the beside, which offered clues to the patient's condition. A popular work, it went through nine editions (1st ed., 1893, 9th ed., 1919). Lenhartz was a clinical researcher who wrote extensively on modern hospital practices and administration. Price reduced. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 MARTINI, Rolando E. Sui Vermi Intestinali dell' Uomo… [plus two additional works]
Torino: Pietro Marietti, 1825. 
Three books in one volume. Thick 8vo. 132, 220, iv, 328 pp. 10+12 plates, 156 text figs. Black library buckram, gilt-stamped spine title; front hinge weak. Ex-lib spine markings. Very good. Included with this title: ROGER, Aristide. Les Monstres Invisibles. Paris: P. Brunet, 1868. [and:] COULIER, M.P. Manuel Pratique de Microscopie Appliquée a la Médecine. Paris: Desobry, E. Magdeleine, 1859. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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7 OATLEY, C. W. The scanning electron microscope. Part 1: the instrument.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972. Series: Cambridge Monographs on Physics. 
223 x 142 mm. viii, 194 pp. Figs. and tables, bibliog., index. Blind-stamped red cloth, gilt spine. Ex library typed label on top cover partially removed, labels removed from front paste-down, rubber stamp. Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 REINKE, Friedrich. 2 offprints bound together. Includes: "Zellstudien. I & II." Offprints from: Archiv fur Mikroskop Anatomie, Band XXXXIII, & XXXXIV.
Bonn: Archiv fur Mikroskop Anatomie, ca. 1898. 
8vo. 377-422; 260-284 pp. 4 color engraved plates; occasional brown spots. Early black cloth, gilt spine, original wrappers bound in; early ink ms. on wrappers. Ownership signature of F. M. McFarland. Very good. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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9 ROPER, Freeman C.S. Catalogue of Works on the Microscope, and of Those Referring to Microscopical Subjects, in the Library of Freeman C.S. Roper.
Bronxville, N.Y.: Nicholas T. Smith, [n.d.]. 
Facsimile reprint. 8vo. 102 pp. Index. Black cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles. Burndy bookplate. Fine. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Nouvelles Recherches Sur Les Découvertes Microscopiques, et La Génération Des Corps Organisés. Ouvrage Traduit de l’Italien de M. L’Abbé Spalanzani … … Et dédié à Son Altesse, Monseigneur le Prince de Marsan, par M. L’Abbé Regley ...… Avec des Notes, des Recherches physiques & métaphysiques sur la Nature & la Religion, & une nouvelle Théorie de la Terre., SPALLANZANI, Lazzaro (1729-1799); John Tuberville NEEDHAM (1713-1781).
10 SPALLANZANI, Lazzaro (1729-1799); John Tuberville NEEDHAM (1713-1781). Nouvelles Recherches Sur Les Découvertes Microscopiques, et La Génération Des Corps Organisés. Ouvrage Traduit de l’Italien de M. L’Abbé Spalanzani … … Et dédié à Son Altesse, Monseigneur le Prince de Marsan, par M. L’Abbé Regley ...… Avec des Notes, des Recherches physiques & métaphysiques sur la Nature & la Religion, & une nouvelle Théorie de la Terre.
Londres; Paris: Chez Lacombe, 1769. 
Two parts in one vol. Sm. 8vo. [ii], ii, liv, [ii], 298; [iv], xvi, 293, [3] pp. 9 copper engraved plates (6 folding) by Le François, head and tail-pieces, two errata; manuscript annotation margin of Pt. I, p. 257 [index section] “Bien te veo. plante sensitive, pt. I, p. 243”. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards; upper cover with large gauges in leather and boards, lower cover is unaffected, corners showing. Early inscription, “très curieux à garder, LS-[?]” - “Very curious – Keep”. Very good. French edition translated by Regley of the Spallanzani’s Saggio di osservazioni microscopiche, (1765), with notes, in which he reported on spontaneous generation in strongly heated infusions protected from aerial contamination. Needham contended that excessive heat enfeebled or destroyed the vegetative force of infusions and impaired the essential elasticity of air within sealed flasks. Educated laymen aligned themselves on either side of the spontaneous generation controversy, but the issue was not resolved until Pasteur replied to Needham’s contention (in footnotes to this work) that through using a longer boiling period Spallanzani had destroyed something in the air responsible for sustaining life. Other parts of the work relate to nature and religion, a new theory of the earth, and a measure of the height of the Alps [with 2 plates showing the Alps], by Needham. ¶ “Himself a priest, Spallanzani developed an interest in microscopical research during his seminary years, and he stayed in touch with religious colleagues with whom he exchanged information about microscopes. He belonged to a network of north and central Italian lay and religious scholars who worked with the microscope.” (p. 95). “Priests and friars working as craftsmen supplied handy microscopes suitable for research, and helped to fill the market with cheap instruments, thus reducing the demand for more expensive microscopes made by professional makers. As a consequence, the professionalization of microscope making was hindered during the eighteenth century in Italy … The importance of those clerical amateur makers should not be underestimated. Indeed, they competed with professional makers, they filled in part the needs of scholars …” (p. 96) – Dr. Marc J Ratcliff, The Quest for the Invisible: Microscopy in the Enlightenment, (2013), p. 95. ¶ “An account of these experiments may best be seen in a French translation of a work by Spallanzani entitled, Nouvelles Recherches Sur Les Découvertes Microscopiques, 1769, with copious notes by Needham.”(p. 87). In “… the middle of the eighteenth century, during the controversy that occurred between the learned Abbé Spallanzani, Professor of Philosophy at Modena, and Tuberville Needham, a Catholic priest, … They often worked together and shared one another’s views … In the controversy between him and Spallanzani, what is known as the ‘method of Spallanzani’ was had recourse to in the most important of their experiments. It was extremely simple and yet perfectly suitable. The infusions with which trial was to be made were introduced into flasks with narrow necks; the necks of the flasks were drawn out and then hermetically sealed in the blow-pipe flame, while the flasks with their contents were subsequently heated in boiling water for different periods – with the view of killing any pre-existing living things, either in the fluids, in the air contained within the flasks, or on the walls of the vessels themselves.” (pp. 87-88) – H. Charlton Bastian, ?James Strick, Evolution and the Spontaneous Generation Debate, (2001), vol. I, p. 87. ¶ The second part, with separate title page, has title: Nouvelles recherches physiques et métaphysiques sur la nature et la religion, avec une nouvelle théorie de la terre, et une mesure de la hauteur des Alpes, par M. de Needham. ¶ DNB, XIV, pp. 157-9; DSB, X, pp. 9-11 [and] XII, pp. 553-67. See: Garrison and Morton 100 for the 1765 edition by Spallanzani: “He was one of the first to dispute the doctrine of spontaneous generation.” 
Price: 850.00 USD
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11 WILLKOMM, (Heinrich) Morik, (1821-1895). Die wunder des mikroskops oder die Welt im kleinsten Raume.
Leipzig: Otto Spamer, 1871. 
224 x 160 mm. 8vo. viii, 366 pp. Frontis., 263 figs., index; title page loose, PAGES BRITTLE, occasional pencil marginalia. Original blind- and gilt-stamped green cloth; rebacked, original spine laid down, new endleaves, corners showing. Good. THIRD EDITION. A popular introduction to the marvels of the microscopical world. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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