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An Exceptionally Large Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 1 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, constructed of French polished mahogany on plinth base, glazed door to front with lock and key, two campaign style handles to sides, ... read more

Sold for £15,600    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 2 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, constructed of French polished mahogany on plinth base, glazed door to front with lock and key, containing 36 drawers each capable of ... read more

Sold for £5,400    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 3 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, constructed of French polished mahogany, glazed door to front with lock and key, containing 21 drawers each capable of holding 3 rows ... read more

Sold for £960    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Polished Pine Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 4 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, with 21 drawers each with ebony handle and two labels, each drawer capable of holding 8 standard slides in 3 rows, with many ... read more

Sold for £2,160    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Polished Pine Cabinet of Diatom Microscope Slides

Lot 5 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, constructed of polished pine, with 12 drawers each capable of holding 12 standard slides, with many professionally prepared slides by ... read more

Sold for £600    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Fine Collection of Rock & Geology Microscope Slides

Lot 6 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, cabinet containing a very good collection of mineral and geology specimens, cabinet constructed of polished pine with flip front and ... read more

Sold for £1,440    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Microscope Soundings

Lot 7 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

from various location as depths, case constructed of light wood with flip front and hinged top, slides by various makers including 'WHEELER, RUSSELL' ... read more

Sold for £384    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Very Fine Collection of 84 Insect Microscope Slides by Watson

Lot 8 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, microscope slide case containing a very good collection of full and part insect specimens, cabinet constructed of polished mahogany ... read more

Sold for £1,440    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Very Fine Collection of 84 Insect Microscope Slides by DARLSTON

Lot 9 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, microscope slide case containing a very good collection of full and part insect specimens, cabinet constructed of polished mahogany ... read more

Sold for £936    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Chemical Crystals & Polarising Microscope Slides

Lot 10 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

microscope slide case containing a collection of chemical crystal and polarising microscope slides, case constructed of polished light wood with flip ... read more

Sold for £288    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Chemical Crystals & Polarising Microscope Slides

Lot 11 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

slide case containing a collection of chemical crystal and polarising microscope slides, case constructed of polished light wood with flip front & ... read more

Sold for £240    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Very Fine Collection of Dry Mounted Crystal & Geological Microscope Specimen Slides

Lot 12 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

card slide case containing a very good collection of dry mounted mineral samples, on seven card trays, most of the slides labelled ‘LEONARD SANDALL, ... read more

Sold for £3,840    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Very Fine Collection of Dry Mounted Marine, Fossil, Crystal & Geological Microscope Specimen Slides

Lot 13 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

card slide case containing a very good collection of dry mounted mineral samples, on seven card trays, most slides labelled ‘LEONARD SANDALL, ... read more

Sold for £744    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Collection of Coal Fossil Microscope Slides

Lot 14 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

card slide case containing a very good collection of coal fossil microscope slides, many oversized and annotated for teaching purposes, slides ... read more

Sold for £1,920    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Collection of Coal Fossil Microscope Slides

Lot 15 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

card slide case containing a very good collection of coal fossil microscope slides, many oversized and annotated for teaching purposes, slides ... read more

Sold for £1,200    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Very Good Collection of Insect Microscope Slides

Lot 16 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

slide case containing a very good collection of full and part insect specimens, cabinet constructed of polished light wood with flip front & top, ... read more

Sold for £1,140    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 17 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

19th Century, constructed of French polished mahogany on plinth base, arched glazed door to front with lock and key, campaign style handle to top, ... read more

Sold for £3,000    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Set of Three Geological Slides by William Crookes

Lot 18 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1897, signed 'W Crookes', with comprehensive annotations

Sold for £780    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Most Unusual Meteorite Microscope Slide

Lot 19 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1879, unsigned, but in the style of Watson & Sons, London, labels reads 'Meteoric Stone with Cavities, containing various silicates, ... read more

Sold for £264    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large & Comprehensively Equipped Petrological Microscope Outfit

Lot 20 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1890, signed 'J Swift & Son, London' to foot, on tall black lacquered cast brass foot with brass trunnions to top supporting main body, ... read more

Sold for £9,240    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Compound Cary 'Lucernal' Microscope Outfit

Lot 21 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1810, engraved 'CARY LONDON' to inner drawer, mahogany case with circular threaded brass boss to one corner, for support pillar to screw, ... read more

Sold for £5,040    Result plus buyers premium More details 5  

A Box Mounted Compound Microscope by Chevalier, Paris

Lot 22 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

French, c.1830, signed in copperplate script 'Charles Chevalier, Ingenieur, Opticien, Brevete, Palace Royal 163, a Paris’, microscope screws into ... read more

Sold for £1,080    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Chevalier Large Compound Achromatic Microscope

Lot 23 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

French, c.1840, signed in script to top bodytube ‘Microscope Achromatique Perfectionne par Charles Chevalier, Ingenieur Opticien, Palais Royal a ... read more

Sold for £3,600    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Gould-Type Microscope by Cary

Lot 24 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1830/40, signed 'Cary London, rectangular sectioned pillar screws into boss on top of case lid, concave mirror pins into base of column, ... read more

Sold for £900    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Gould-Type Microscope by Youle

Lot 25 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1830/40, signed 'Wm Youle, 79 Leadenhall St, London', rectangular sectioned pillar screws into a boss to top of case, concave mirror pins ... read more

Sold for £276    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Gould-Type Microscope by Crutchton

Lot 26 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1830/40, signed 'Crutchton 112 Leadenhall St, London', The rectangular sectioned pillar screws into a boss on the top of the case lid, a ... read more

Sold for £276    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Compound Carpenter-Type Microscope Outfit

Lot 27 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1840, unsigned, microscope with flat folding tripod foot, compass type joint supports a circular pillar which holds mirror, sprung stage ... read more

Sold for £540    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Zeiss 'KAPILLAR-ROTATOR' Microscope Accessory

Lot 28 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

German, c.1890, signed 'CARL ZEISS JENA', in original faux leather covered wooden case, constructed of nickel plated brass with engraved scale to ... read more

Sold for £264    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Zeiss 'PRISMEN-ROTATOR' Microscope Accessory

Lot 29 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

German, c.1890, signed 'CARL ZEISS JENA no. 299', in original faux leather covered wooden case, constructed of nickel plated brass with engraved ... read more

Sold for £2,640    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Bausch & Lomb DDE Binocular/Monocular Research Microscope

Lot 30 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

American, c.1940, signed 'BAUSCH & LOMB OPT. CO. U.S.A. PAT.1.860.430, 1.826.031, ONE INT.=0.0025, CD5105', standing on heavy cast base, finished in ... read more

Sold for £840    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Collection of 12 Hand Painted Victorian Microscopical Studies

Lot 31 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1888 & 89, signed to most in pen 'W.A(alupuis) Maw(s)' highly detailed water colour illustrations on card with most annotated with subject, ... read more

Sold for £420    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of 20 Hand Painted Victorian Microscopical Studies

Lot 32 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1888 & 89, signed to most in pen 'W.A(alupuis) Maw(s)', highly detailed water colour illustrations on card with most annotated with ... read more

Estimated at £200 - £300 More details 1  

A Collection of 12 Hand Painted Victorian Microscopical Studies

Lot 33 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1888 & 89, signed to most in pen 'W.A(alupuis) Maw(s)', highly detailed water colour illustrations on card with most annotated with ... read more

Sold for £300    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of 12 Hand Painted Victorian Microscopical Studies

Lot 34 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1886, 88 & 89, signed to most in pen 'W.A(alupuis) Maw(s)', highly detailed water colour illustrations on card with most annotated with ... read more

Sold for £216    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of 12 Hand Painted Victorian Microscopical Studies

Lot 35 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c1888-93, signed to most in pen 'W.A(alupuis) Maw(s)', highly detailed water colour illustrations on card with most annotated with subject, ... read more

Sold for £216    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

An R & J Beck 'Universal' Brass Compound Microscope

Lot 36 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1872 (from the Beck records), signed to base 'R & J BECK, LONDON, UNIVERSAL MICROSCOPE', standing on a circular lacquered brass foot, with ... read more

Sold for £864    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Swift & Son 'Research' Brass Compound Microscope with Tutankhamun Provenance

Lot 37 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English, c.1900, signed to foot' J. SWIFT & SON, LONDON', standing on a tall black lacquered foot, body supported by trunnions to top, plano-concave ... read more

Sold for £504    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Fine Entomological Collection of Microscope Slides

Lot 38 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

containing a very good collection of full and part insect specimens, cabinet constructed of polished light wood with flip front & top with 12 trays ... read more

Sold for £1,080    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Fine Butterfly Scale Exhibition slide Showing a 'Vase of Flowers Butterflies etc'

Lot 39 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

with label for 'WATSON & SONS, 313 High Holborn, London', secondary label reads 'composed of 202 pieces'

Sold for £900    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Fine Butterfly Scale Exhibition Slide Showing a 'Vase of Flowers Butterflies '

Lot 40 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

with label for 'WATSON & SONS, 313 High Holborn, London', secondary label reads 'composed of 152 pieces'

Sold for £336    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Microscope Projection Slides

Lot 41 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

in fitted wooden case, slides stamped 'J. WARNER, 11 NORTHAMPTON ST, LONDON E.C.' some with hand-written descriptions, mostly entomology

Sold for £324    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Microphotographs by J.B. Dancer

Lot 42 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

all with labels for J.B.D except for three, in light wood flip case (24 slides)

Sold for £720    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Collection of Microphotographs

Lot 43 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

by various preparers, including ‘THE PHOTOGRAPHIC CURIOSITY J.S., A. R., RICHARD SUTTER, 10 Highweek Road’ (36 slides)

Sold for £816    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Smith R. A Complete System of Opticks in Four Books

Lot 44 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

for the author by Cornelius Crownfield, Cambridge, 1738. First Edition, complete with list of subscribers, errata, and all blank leaves, with 83 ... read more

Sold for £1,200    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Dr Henri Van Heurck, The Microscope its Construction and Management

Lot 45 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

English edition, with portrait of Van Heurck, with many figures in text, some full-page, tables, some occasional spotting but generally a crisp copy ... read more

Sold for £108    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Beale, Lionel, The Microscope in its Application to Practical Medicine, Presentation Copy with Provenance

Lot 46 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

John Churchill & Sons, London, c.1867, leather bound with gold tooling presentation copy from Aberdeen University, third edition, with numerous ... read more

Sold for £108    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Adams, G., Astronomical and Geographical Essays

Lot 47 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

second edition, c.1790, with engraved frontispiece depicting three young women with a telescope, 21 engraved folding plates at rear (astronomical ... read more

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Adams, G., Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy

Lot 48 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Considered in It's Present State of Improvement. 'Describing, in a Familiar and Easy Manner, the ... read more

Sold for £1,020    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Original Carl Zeiss Jena Microscope Catalogues

Lot 49 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

set of four original catalogues including; ‘No.29 Microscopes & Microscopical Accessories, 1891’; ‘No.30 Microscopes & Microscopical Accessories, ... read more

Sold for £228    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Five Original Watson Catalogues

Lot 50 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 26th April 2019)

including; 'Microscopes and Accessories' parts 1 & 2, 36th edition; 'Instruments For Metallurgy' part 4 36th edition; 'Microscopes and Accessories' ... read more

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