Half-hours with the microscope
Edwin Lankester

Half-hours with the microscope

a popular guide to the use of the microscope as a means of amusement and instruction

A new edition / with chapter on the polariscope by F. Kitton and illustrations by Tuffen West.

Published by Hardwicke & Bogue in London .
Written in English.

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Edition Notes

Includes "Preface to the Third Edition.": p. [v].

"The success of this little work has greatly exceeded the Author's most sanguine expectation upwards of 10,000 copies having been already sold. A new edition being now required, he gladly avails himself of this opportunity to make several important additions, consisting of fresh matter interspersed with woodcuts, descriptive of the construction of the Compound Microscope and its various appendages, and an additional chapter on the Structure and Uses of the Polariscope, by Mr. F. Kitton."--Preface to the Third Edition.

Preliminary chromolithographed plate is with imprints: "F. G. Kitton del ad nat." and "W. West & Co. Chromo. lith.".

Lithographed plates are with imprints: "Tuffen West sc. ad nat.", "W. West imp." and "London: Robert Hardwicke, 1860.".

Lithographed plates 1-8 and several wood-engraved illustrations are the same as those used in a "New edition" of this title published in [1863] by Robert Hardwicke. See McLean D 0652.

Wood-engraved illustrations within the text are unsigned.

Includes "Appendix. By Thomas Ketteringham.": p. [119]-130.

Publisher's advertisements on p. [1]-20 at end with imprint: "J. Ogden and Co., Printers, 172, St. John Street, E. C.".

MASS copy: Bound in red fine diagonal rib-grain cloth blocked in gold, black and blind. Upper cover blocked in gold with illustration similar to those within the text. With brown endpapers. With ownership inscription: "J. [Gwen?] Davidson".

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xx, 130, 20 p., 8, IX [i.e. 1] leaves of plates :
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