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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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[Microscope]
A CARY/GOULD-TYPE BOTANICAL FIELD MICROSCOPE, C.1825
height 230mm. (when mounted), rectangular pillar signed "W & T Gilbert, London" with arm accepting the objective and the compound barrel, rack and pinion stage adjustment, stage, stage-mounted condensing lens, stage-mounted forceps, pillar-mounted mirror, additional objective lenses, live box, brass tweezers, two bone mounted specimen slides, all housed in a red morocco green velvet lined box (140 x 110mm.) with mount for pillar on lid and removable velvet lined tray, beneath which a manuscript "List of objects" describing a group of slides (seemingly not those present here) is loosely inserted, some wear and soiling to box, mirror has suffered some silvering
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Catalogue Note

Optical instrument makers William and Thomas Gilbert traded at 148 Leadenhall Street, London, between 1819 and 1831.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London