Microscope Wonders for Children's c.1806 Scientific rare book w/ 3 platesBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Juvenile Books, Microscopes, Optics, Science, Illustrated Books).
The Wonders of the Microscope: Or, an Explanation of the Wisdom of the Creator in Objects Comparatively Minute, Adapted to the Understanding of Young Persons.
Published c. 1806, London for Tabart and Co.
132 pages. Text in English. Publisher's catalog at rear. Three engraved plates (only, of 5, one plate damp stained).
Full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering. Covers (likely not original) detached. Ex-libris.
Book is physically old and shows some heavy signs of handling and time.
POOR physical condition- disbound, many pages and signatures loose/ detached, covers detached, plates heavily aged with tears.
Book displays a unique age patina, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive. Rare early juvenile microscope book.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.