Description of a double reflecting microscope, made by P. and J. Dollond, opticians, in St. Paul's Church-yard, London.

Title: 
Description of a double reflecting microscope, made by P. and J. Dollond, opticians, in St. Paul's Church-yard, London.

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Publisher: 
[London : s.n.], [177-?]
Description: 
4 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 x 19 cm.
Other Authors: 
Dollond, John, -1804.
Dollond, Peter, 1730-1820.
P. and J. Dollond.
Format of Material: 
Documents
Books
Bib ID: 
136560
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Flat Files
Call Number: 
Unit 25, Drawer 3
Location: 
Digital Book
Call Number: 
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Notes: 
One plate is a double-sided description of a double reflecting microscope; references are made to letters and numbers that correspond to those found on diagram provided on second plate. Notations have been written in black ink in margin of text. Second plate is copper engraved diagram of double reflecting microscope and is mounted on board. Diagram features numerous details for parts of microscope with tripod design. A simple line border surrounds diagram.
From the 1750s, the Dollond family ran the most well-known optical instrument business in London. The double reflecting model dates from 1769-1804 when the brothers operated the microscope business.
Purchase; Christie's; 2013; 1000137337.
Sent to photography November 2013 (photography no. 1000137337).
Each plate has tearing along former crease lines.
Plates originally housed in frame stand; removed from frame stand November 2013.
Object/Material Note: 
Plate 1 published in Annual report 2013, The Corning Museum of Glass: AI98428, p. 32.
P. 1 and plate 1 published in Acquisitions, within Notable acquisitions, 2013: AI97714, p. 8-9 NK5102.C8 .C81n 2013.
Plate 1 published in The Gather, summer 2014: AI98357, p. 15 (center).
Published in Christie's catalog, October 10, 2013, Travel science & natural history: 137066 (lot 63).