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Zeiss, Carl (1816-1888) A Small Archive of Manuscript Documents Concerning Microscopes.

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2764B
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108
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Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

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Zeiss, Carl (1816-1888) A Small Archive of Manuscript Documents Concerning Microscopes.
Including: three handwritten leaves, dated Jena, 24 November 1877, on Carl Zeiss Optische Werkstaette stationery, containing the text of a paper by Zeiss, in English, read before the Royal Microscopical Society by John E. Ingpen on 5 December 1877, and published in the Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, March 1878, pages 19-22; toned, chipped, with a medial horizontal break in the paper on each of the three sheets, 8 1/2 x 11 in.; a four-page ?secretarial letter signed, 3 December 1879, to Dr. James Edmunds of Grafton Street, Piccadilly, London, discussing the technical use, trading of parts, and other very specific details of one of Zeiss's microscopes, the oil immersion object glass, with some small marginal drawings; [together with] a four-page photostatic copy of manuscript instructions in English for the use of the same microscope, on Zeiss's letterhead, Jena, March 1878; toned, old folds, chipping, all sheets 8 1/2 x 11 in.
Estimate $1,500-3,000


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Royal Microscopical Society, John E. Ingpen, James Edmunds, London, oil immersion object glass

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