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Bracegirdle (B.) & McCormick (J.B.): The Microscopic Photographs of J. B. Dancer

Bracegirdle (B.) & McCormick (J.B.): The Microscopic Photographs of J. B. Dancer
O/P. 280 pages, illustrated 1993. John Benjamin Dancer, of Liverpool and Manchester, was a maker of scientific instruments and a photographic pioneer. Dancer is also famous for his microscopic photographs ('microphotographs') which were very popular in Victorian times and are avidly collected by microscope enthusiasts today. This book is a comprehensive guide to the subject and illustrates most of the 512 microphotographs made by Dancer and his successor Richard Suter. A fine copy in very good cloth covered slipcase. (Ref: K4489 - N3)
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Price: 30.00

Brachner (A.): G.F. Brander 1713 - 1783 Wissenschaftliche Instrumente aus seiner Werkstatt
O/P. 395 pages, illustrated, 1983. George Friedrich Brander was an eminent Augsburg instrument maker, he supplied instruments to the courts of St. Petersburg, Paris and Vienna. This is the catalogue of a museum exhibition of scientific instruments from Brander's workshop. A good copy with good dust jacket. [German language] (Ref: K3863 - A3)

Price: 20.00

Bradbury (S.) & Turner (G.L'E.): Historical Aspects of Microscopy
O/P. 227 pages, illustrated, 1967. An interesting collection of 6 scholarly papers read at a Royal Microscopical Society conference in 1966. The papers include The Quality of the Image Produced by the Compound Microscope 1700 - 1840 and The History of the Electron Microscope. A good copy, dust jacket worn. (Ref: K3854 - P2)

Price: 27.00

Brown (J.): Mathematical Instrument Makers in the Grocers' Company 1688 - 1800
O/P. 103 pages, 25 plates, 4 figs., 1979. A useful reference book as many well known instrument makers were members of the grocers company including Elias Allen, George Adams, Edward Troughton and Edmund Culpepper. Good copy, card covers (now a little worn). (Ref: K4591 - TC10)

Price: 20.00

Brown (O.):: The Whipple Museum of the History of Science Catalogue 2 Balance & Weights
O/P. 32 pages, illustrated, 1982. A useful description of the collection of balances and weights at this well known Museum in Cambridge. Very good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3790 - H3)

Price: 14.00

Brck (H.A.) & Brck (M.T.): The Peripatetic Astronomer: The Life of Charles Piazzi Smyth
O/P. 274 pages, illustrated, 1988. Smyth, a 19th century astronomer, surveyor, meteorologist, photographer and traveller, was Astronomer Royal for Scotland for 40 years. This book documents all aspects of his life including his preoccupation with the mystic cult of the Great Pyramid. Fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K3763 - S2)

Price: 25.00

Bryden (D.J.): James Short and his Telescopes
O/P. 34 pages, 8 plates, 1968. An account of the life of James Short (1710 - 1768), Europe's foremost maker of reflecting telescopes; with a description of the instruments brought together for the Bicentenary Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh. A good copy, bookplate on rear of title page, card covers. (Ref: K4636 - BX11)

Price: 15.00

Bryden (D.J.): Made in Oxford: John Prujeans's 1701 Catalogue of Mathematical Instruments
O/P. Pages 263 - 285, 6 figs., 1993. An offprint from Oxoniensia. Prujean was a, London trained mathematical instrument maker who settled in Oxford in 1664. This paper reprints Prujean's 1701 catalogue and examines each item in the catalogue as to who designed it with a description of surviving examples where known. A very good copy, stapled card covers. (Ref: K4656 - BX11)

Price: 9.00

Bryden (D.J.): Scottish Scientific Instrument Makers 1600 - 1900
O/P. 59 pages, 13 figs., 1972. A good introduction to scientific instrument making in Scotland with a useful list of makers containing working dates and addresses. A good copy, card covers now worn and corners bruised. (Ref: K3457 - A3)

Price: 10.00

Butler (S.): Atoms, Energy and Industry: Two Centuries of Manchester Science
O/P. 27 pages, illustrated, 1985. An interesting review of the famous scientists (and their work) who worked in Manchester - including John Dalton, James Joule, Henry Roscoe, Ernest Rutherford, William Bragg and many more. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4500 - E4)

Price: 6.00

Calvert (H.R.): Astronomy - Globes, Orreries and other Models
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1967. A Science Museum (London) illustrated booklet with a photograph and description of 20 globes and orreries. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4585 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

Calvert (H.R.): Scientific Trade Cards in the Science Museum Collection
O/P. 61 pages, illustrated, 1971. Descriptions and illustrations of trade cards issued by scientific instrument makers and a few clockmakers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K3040 - F2)

Price: 10.00

Cameron (H.C.): Sir Joseph Banks
O/P. 341 pages, 10 plates, reprinted 1966. Banks was one of the leading scientists in London in the late 18th and early 19th century. He was president of the Royal Society for over 40 years and was scientific advisor to the Royal garden at Kew. A good copy, the paper dust jacket now worn. (Ref: K2459 - B3)

Price: 15.00

Chaldecott (J.A.): The King George III Collection 0f Scientific Instruments
O/P. 14 pages, 1949. A brief outline of history of the collection together with notes on personalities involved and points of interest about the objects shown at an exhibition held in the Science Museum, London in 1949. Good copy, card covers (owner's label inside front cover). (Ref: K4499 - BX11)

Price: 5.00

Chapman (A.): Three North Country Astronomers
O/P. 42 pages, illustrated, 1982. A useful booklet about William Crabtree (1610 - 1644), Jeremiah Horrocks (1619 - 1641) andWilliam Gascoigne (1612 - 1644); and their instruments and achievements. All three men were born in the north of England. A good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4673 - BX11)

Price: 25.00

Chartres (R.) & Vermont (D.): A Brief History of Gresham College 1597 - 1997
O/P. 100 pages, illustrated, 1998. Thomas Gresham's will left his house and fortune to establish Gresham College, an educational charity, in the City of London. The most notable of the early professors was Robert Hooke who held office from 1665 to 1703. A fine copy with very good dust jacket. (Ref: K4247 - M1)

Price: 10.00

Chew (V.K.): Physics for Princes - The George III Collection
O/P. 48 pages, illustrated, 1968. A Science Museum (London) illustrated booklet with a photograph and description of 20 fine scientific instruments which all belonged to George III. Good copy, card covers. (Ref: K4584 - CR10)

Price: 5.00

[Christie's]: The Collection of the Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild
O/P. 224 lots, all illustrated in colour. The sale of two important 19th century collections of musical instruments, arms & armour, manuscripts, coins & medals, Silver, ceramics, glass, sculpture, scientific instruments, clocks, furniture and textiles. The clocks included a fine longcase clock by Berthoud, the scientific instruments included a Jost Bürgi globe, several astrolabes and several items by Christoph Schissler of Augsburg. A very good copy, hardback [Sale @ King Street, London 08/07/1999] (Ref: K4731 - TC1)

Price: 25.00

Clarke (T.N.), Morrison-Low (A.D.) & Simpson (A.D.C.): Brass & Glass, Scientific Instrument Making Workshops in Scotland
O/P. 320 pages, illustrated, 1989. An excellent book, the result of many years of detailed research and of great use to clock enthusiasts for its chapters on the chronometer makers Alexander Dobbie, Duncan McGregor, Kelvin White, and Whyte Thomson & Co. Barometer collectors will want this book for its information about Alexander Adie and his successors including English branches of the business. Sundial enthusiasts are not forgotten, there is a chapter on Richard Melville and his slate sundials. The book's illustrations are of instruments in the Museum's Arthur Frank Collection, and this copy of the book has a presentation inscription signed by Arthur Frank on the title page. Recommended reading. A very good copy. Soft covers. (Ref: K2093 - N2)

Price: 70.00

Clarke (T.N.), Morrison-Low (A.D.) & Simpson (A.D.C.): Brass & Glass, Scientific Instrument Making Workshops in Scotland
O/P. 320 pages, illustrated, 1989. An excellent book, the result of many years of detailed research and of great use to clock enthusiasts for its chapters on the chronometer makers Alexander Dobbie, Duncan McGregor, Kelvin White, and Whyte Thomson & Co. Barometer collectors will want this book for its information about Alexander Adie and his successors including English branches of the business. Sundial enthusiasts are not forgotten, there is a chapter on Richard Melville and his slate sundials. Recommended reading. A good copy, covers and edges worn. Soft covers. (Ref: K4707 - G6)

Price: 45.00


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