1753 1st ed Baker Microscope Made Easy Biology Chemistry Experiments Optics

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Henry Baker was an 18th-century English naturalist known for his work with the microscope. Baker wrote two treatises on using the microscope; ‘Employment for the Microscope’ and ‘Microscope Made Easy’. These works illustrate using a microscope but they also include discoveries found whilst using one. Findings include salts found in urine, seeds of the vanilla bean, understanding the metals in vegetation, examining warts, the exposure and effects of sulfuric acid, observations of spider eyes and fangs, effects of light on oysters, formation of gems and their coloration, and in depth look into various salt crystals.  

 

This 1753 German edition of ‘Microscope Made Easy’ was published in Zurich. While Baker’s treatises are impressive and important by themselves, this unique first edition features a short essay by Joseph Steiner on the inventions and advancements made to his universal microscope. It also features 13 folding engravings depicting parts of the microscope and examples of visible cells through the viewer.

 

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1753 1st ed Baker Microscope Made Easy Biology Chemistry Experiments Optics

 

Henry Baker was an 18th-century English naturalist known for his work with the microscope. Baker wrote two treatises on using the microscope; ‘Employment for the Microscope’ and ‘Microscope Made Easy’. These works illustrate using a microscope but they also include discoveries found whilst using one. Findings include salts found in urine, seeds of the vanilla bean, understanding the metals in vegetation, examining warts, the exposure and effects of sulfuric acid, observations of spider eyes and fangs, effects of light on oysters, formation of gems and their coloration, and in depth look into various salt crystals.  

 

This 1753 German edition of ‘Microscope Made Easy’ was published in Zurich. While Baker’s treatises are impressive and important by themselves, this unique first edition features a short essay by Joseph Steiner on the inventions and advancements made to his universal microscope. It also features 13 folding engravings depicting parts of the microscope and examples of visible cells through the viewer.

 

Item number: #3422

Price: $750

 

BAKER, Henry

 

Das zum Gebrauch leicht gemachte Microscopium; oder, I. Eine Bescreibung … der Natur, Gebrauch und Vergrösserungs-Kraft der besten Gattung von Microscopiis … II. Eine Erzählung und historische Nachricht dessen, was bis jetzo mit diesem Instrument vor erstaunenswürdige Entdeckungen gemachet worden

 

Zürich, Heidegger und Compagnie, 1753. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 parts in 1
    • Part I – [3], 4-24, [1], 2-343, [1]
    • Part II – [2], 3-28
      • Part 2 has additional title page:
      • Kurze Abhandlung von den Vergrösserungs-Gläsern … nebst einer Beschreibung eines neuen Universal-Microscopii … von Joh. Ludwig Steiner
      • Zürich, Heidegger, 1748.
    • Signatures: )(8 )()(4 A-X8 Y4; A8 B6
    • 13 engraved plates, 1 folding table
  • Provenance:
    • Stamp – Kurt Wilhelm
      • Kurt Wilhelm (May 9, 1900 – May 19, 1965) was a German chief rabbi and specialized in the study of the history of the science of Judaism.
    • Modern Bookplate – David L. DiLaura
      • David L. DiLaura is an American engineer, educator and pioneer in lighting calculation software.
    • Language: German
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~7in X 4.25in (18cm x 11cm)

 

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Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

BAKER, Henry

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

German

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete