Title: Figures of Remarkable Microscopic Forms of ...
Publication Date: 1800
Book Condition: Very Good+
Half gilt-ruled vellum and grey paper over boards, "POLYCYSTINS" stamped in gilt on upper board; 4to (9 x 12.25 inches); contains tipped-on photograph (albumen print, 5.75 x 7.75 inches) of manuscript list of subscribers serving as a title-page, 5 printed leaves from the original text (list of subscribers, preface, description of plates, addenda), plus 24 tipped-on albumen prints (5.75 x 7.75 inches). This strangely beautiful volume is best described as a special edition of "Figures of Remarkable Forms of Polycystins, Or Allied Organisms, in the Barbados Chalk Deposit (chiefly from that Collected by Dr. Davy, and which He Had Noticed in a Lecture Delivered to the Agricultural Society of Barbados, in July, 1846). Drawn by Mrs. Bury, As Seen in Her Microscope, On Slides Prepared by Chr. Johnson, Esq., of Lancaster, 1860 and 1861." The tipped-on albumen prints are identified by manuscript Roman numerals in the bottom margin -- whereas the publication variously prints the numbers in the top or bottom margin, using type or reproducing a manuscript notation, with Arabic numerals -- and are mounted to heavy stock, with tissue-guards. They are in excellent condition, suitable for display. Bookseller Inventory # D6824
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