Essays on the microscope : containing a practical description of the most improved microscopes, a general history of insects, their transformations, peculiar habits and oeconomy, an account of the various species and singular properties of the Hydrae and Vorticellae, a description of three hundred and seventy animalcula, with a concise catalogue of interesting objects, a view of the organization of timber, and the configuration of salts when under the microscope / by George Adams, mathematical instrument maker to His Majesty, and optician to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
By: Adams, George.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Printed for the author by Robert Hindmarsh, printer for his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales ... and sold by the author, at his shop ..., 1787Description: xxiii, 724 p. ; 29 cm (4to) + atlas ( leaf, 31 leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 x 38 cm.).Place: England - LondonSubject(s): Microscopes -- Early works to 1800 | Microscopy -- Early works to 1800 | Insects -- Early works to 1800 | Microorganisms -- Early works to 1800
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"A catalogue of mathematical and philosophical instruments made and sold by George Adams."--p. -724.
The plates for the essays are contained in the second volume, entitled, "Plates for the Essays on the microscope by George Adams ... "
Includes bibliographical references (p. xv-xviii) and index.