Anonymous French manuscript about the microscope
- approximately 1690
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Conditions Governing Use
1 volume : Bound in red morocco, edges painted with floral decoration in colors and gold tooling. French. Contemporary. Oblong, with remains of 8 red silk ties. ; 9.5 x 15.8 cm
Scope and Contents
There follows 1 blank leaf and 1 coat of arms. Page 1 is blank; pages 2-5 contain Table des Matieres. After page 6 (blank), pages 7-106 contain instructions for the manufacture of microscopes, their lenses, barrels, etc, and for caring for them, including the preparation of the paper or vellum in which the barrels were wrapped. Pages 88-94 contain tables of aperture and focal length.
The reversed back half of the volume is mostly blank. The 6th leaf after text has an ink sketch with verse caption 119th and a painted coat of arms quartering arms from the 1st sequence with fleur-de-lys and thistle. Pages 7-9 contain a recipe for making rossolis (a cordial). The ink sketch is of a man directing battles.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Guide to the Microscope Codex Collection
- Anonymous French Manuscript about the Miscroscope
- Finding aid prepared by am, November 16, 1962. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2005.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in <language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Anonymous French manuscript about the microscope, Department of Special Collections, MS A23, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas