Thoughts on Animalcules: or, a Glimpse of the Invisible World Revealed by the Microscope

By: Mantell, Gideon Algernon

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Book Condition: Very Good


New edition. Small square octavo, pp xvi, 144, (4). + publisher's catalogue 8 pages, with 12 lithographed plates, delicately hand-coloured, all edges gilt, very clean internally, a contemporary signature on the front endpaper [Charles H. Hingeston, 1852], original blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on upper cover, slightly faded, a little worn at the corners, very neatly re-backed with a modern cloth spine, unlettered. Still a very pleasing copy of a work which is difficult to find in good condition. [In many ways a ground-breaking work, as was much of Mantell's opus. It alerted the Victorians to an aspect of natural history which had previously largely escaped them, and was a remarkable precursor to the germ theory.]

Title: Thoughts on Animalcules: or, a Glimpse of the Invisible World Revealed by the Microscope

Author Name: Mantell, Gideon Algernon

Categories: Victorian, History of Science, Invertebrates,

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1850

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 014884

Keywords: microscopy.microscope.