The Micrographic Dictionary; A guide to the examination and investigation of the structure and nature of microscopic objects. J. W. GRIFFITH, Professor Arthur HENFREY.

The Micrographic Dictionary; A guide to the examination and investigation of the structure and nature of microscopic objects.

London: John van Voorst, 1875.

Large thick octavo, two volumes bound in handsome deep red half morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, the second volume with 48 engraved plates, some handcoloured.

Marvels of pond life in London tapwater

Splendidly bound copy of the third edition, a marvellous relic of Victorian popular science.

Splendidly bound copy of the third edition, a marvellous relic of Victorian popular science.

The production of relatively inexpensive microscopes during the later nineteenth century opened a new range of possibilities for the amateur natural historian. No longer was intrepid travel in the jungles of Africa required for the revelation of strange and marvellous beasts: they were to be found - in alarming abundance - swarming in London tapwater thanks to the science of microscopy.

This edition is profusely illustrated, the first volume contains over 800 woodcut diagrams while the second volume comprises 48 plates engraved in painstaking detail, each with descriptive text. Both authors were eminent scientists of some repute; Griffith was a London physician and Henfrey held a professorial chair of botany at King's College.

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