Book Description

HILL, John The Construction of Timber, from its Early Growth; Explained by the Microscope, and proved from experiments... Printed for the Author, 1770. 1st Edition. 8vo. pp. 170, [8, index], [2, directions to the binder]; 44 plates [ 2 numbered 33]. Contemporary speckled calf, hinges cracked but sound. A pioneering work on the use of the microscope made possible by the invention of Alexander Cumming’s section cutter to obtain the specimens.

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