Beads of glass: Leeuwenhoek and the early microscope

Author: 
Bracegirdle, B.
Publisher: 
Museum Boerhaave
Year: 
1983

The catalogue for the exhibit in 1982-83 that collected the then-nine surviving Leeuwenhoek microscopes as well as related material. The photographs of the nine are the best set available. On the sidebars, they include all six of the brass microscopes and all but the strongest and weakest of the five silver microscopes.

Table of Contents

Smit, P. Antoni van Leeuwenhoek of Delft (1632-1723)

Palm, L. The life of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek

Hackmann, W. D. Patterns of scientific thought and exchange during the Leeuwenhoek period

Fournier, M. Microscopy in the 17th century

Bracegirdle, B. Techniques of specimen-preparation at the time of Leeuwenhoek

Englesman, S. B. Leeuwenhoek's microscopes

Turner, G. L'E. The microscope in the Leeuwenhoek period