The Cantor Lectures On The History Of The Microscope In The Journal Of The Society Of Arts.


Bound in half morocco over marbled boards, with later blue cloth, reinforcing spine. Extremities worn and embrittlement of edges of outside wrapper pages. Separate pamphlet stamped Royal Microscopical Society.



Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.,




1886, 1888..


Contents: vol. xxxiv, nos. 1763-1767, 3 september-1 october 1886; vol. xxxvi, nos. 1,876- 1,877 2-9 november, 1888; cantor lectures on the modern microscope, by john mayall. delivered before the society of arts february 27 and march 5, 1888.

Item Description

Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. Each issue part of continuous volume pagination (total c.244 pp.) generally including viii pp. advertisements and front and rear wrappers; separate lecture is 21 pp.


Illustrated by wood engravings.


Seven issues of the Journal of the Society of Arts, 1886 and 1888 containing the Cantor Lectures on the history of the microscope, by John Mayall, with an additional separate pamphlet. John Mayall (1842-91, a prominent member of the Royal Microscopical Society and collector of early microscopes, delivered his Cantor lectures, 1885-88. The Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce was founded in 1754,later becoming The Society of Arts and then the Royal Society of Arts. Its journal began as the Transactions in 1783.

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