WORKS, In Dutch; LETTERS OF LEEUWENHOEK]: Leeuwenhoek A[ntoni] van WORKS, In Dutch; LETTERS OF LEEUWENHOEK]: Leeuwenhoek A[ntoni] van


Leeuwenhoek A[ntoni] van

Published by Leyden & Delft Various Publishers 1684-1718, 1718
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4 volumes. Very rare complete set, the majority of the letters in the first edition. With 3 additional engraved titles, a portrait of the author, 99 engraved plates, of which 31 are folding, and numerous engravings in the text. 4to, now handsomely bound in vellum-backed boards to style. The works all very finely preserved and now handsomely bound. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE PUBLISHED WORKS OF ANTON VAN LEEUWENHOEK, THE FATHER OF MICROBIOLOGY. HE IS BEST KNOWN FOR IMPROVEMENTS OF THE MICROSCOPE, AND FOR VAST CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY AS A SCIENCE. The plates attest to this and reveal whole aspects of the world unseen by the human eye.The set comprises:I. Letters nos. 28-52 first edition, nos. 53-60 second edition. Register, part I (Part II not present).II. Letters 61-67, second edition, 68-96 first edition.III. Letters 97-146 first edition.IV. Letters I- XLVI first edition; Register (not mentioned by Horblit). Letters 1-27 were never published in Dutch; some of them were printed in Latin or English (usually abridged) in the 'Philosophical Transactions. Bookseller Inventory # 25718

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Publisher: Leyden & Delft Various Publishers 1684-1718

Publication Date: 1718

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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