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Lot 1140: BAKER, H. Het microscoop gemakkelyk gemaakt of beschryving van de Beste en

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: BAKER, H. Het microscoop gemakkelyk gemaakt of beschryving van de Beste en Nieuwste microscoopen. (...). Als mede een Berigt van de Verbaazende ontdekkingen Gedaan met de vergrootglazen. Amst., I. Tirion, 1744. (24), 300, (16) pp. W. 14 fold. engr. plates & 1 fold. table. Cont. h. goatskin, uncut. (Joints partly split, spine rather rubbed/chafed, corners bumped, slightly foxed in a few places, else in a good interior condition). Henry Baker (1698-1774), published his book 'The microscope made easy' in 1743, which at once became popular, and went through several editions and many translations. In 1744 he was awarded the Copley medal for his microscopial experiments. First Dutch edition. - Wellcome Hist. Med. Libr. II, 88; Bierens de Haan, 2163; Nissen, ZBI, 202.
Estimated Price: € 300

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