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Microscopes: Other Topics

An introduction to researching the history of optical microscopes at the Rakow Research Library. More information can be found by searching our online catalog or by contacting a reference librarian through our Ask a Librarian service

Other Rare Books Shown in the Exhibition

Gosse, Philip Henry. The aquarium: an unveiling of the wonders of the deep. London: John Van Voorst, 1854. xiii, 278 pages, [12] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color).  Notes: "The Plates which illustrate this volume are its principal peculiarity... They have been printed from stone by Messrs. Hanhart, who have not spared all the resources of that beautiful art of which they are the acknowledged masters..." - p. viii.

   Location: Secured Stacks - Rare Books SF457.3 .G67 1854 * 


Displayed in the exhibition titled 'Revealing the Invisible: the History of Glass and the Microscope', held at the Rakow Research Library, April 23, 2016-March 19, 2017.


Dollond, Description of the double reflecting microscope 1770-1779 Rakow_1000137337_plate1