Amusement Microscopique tant pour l'Esprit, que pour les Yeux. Martin Frobenius LEDERMÜLLER.
Amusement Microscopique tant pour l'Esprit, que pour les Yeux...
Amusement Microscopique tant pour l'Esprit, que pour les Yeux...
Amusement Microscopique tant pour l'Esprit, que pour les Yeux...
Amusement Microscopique tant pour l'Esprit, que pour les Yeux...

“Cet Ouvrage Très-Estimé”–Brunet;

A Superb Set in Citron Morocco

Amusement Microscopique tant pour l'Esprit, que pour les Yeux...

Finely engraved frontis. & 158 plates, all finely hand-colored. Four vols. in two. 4 p.l., 126, [4] pp.; 138, [2] pp.; 4 p.l., 118, [2], 23, [1] pp.; 16 pp. Large 4to, fine slightly later 18th-cent. citron morocco, sides with gilt border, flat spines finely decorated in gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spines, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Nuremberg: A.W. Winterschmidt, 1764-66-68-75.

The finest copy I have seen in many years, finely bound in citron morocco, of the first edition in French of this famous and beautifully illustrated microscopical work.

Ledermüller (1719-69), a polymath, displayed a discerning interest in the art and science of natural history and especially in the newer science of microscopy, which made it possible to study the characteristics of a great variety of specimens. The fine engravings, made by Winterschmidt from the author’s drawings and beautifully hand-colored, depict a wide range of objects under magnification including insects, plants, fungi, minerals, cochineal, mites, hydra, mollusks, etc. Several microscopes and apparatus are also illustrated.

A very fine and handsome set. This set has the Traité phisique et microscopique de l’Asbeste (1775) which Brunet says “manque souvent.” It rarely appears with the other three volumes.

❧ Brunet, III, 918-19. Clay & Court, The History of the Microscope, pp. 154, 182, & 183.

Price: $45,000.00

Item ID: 5234