New York: Industrial Publication Company 1877. Second Edition. XII. -181, [1-blank], [10-ads] pages plus four full page plates highlighting different manufacturer's microscope stands. Small 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth gilt. Previous owner name (CS Shultz) stamped in several places. INSCRIBED by author Phin at the head of the title page: "C Schultz Esq with kind regards of his friend John Phin. Sep 27th / 77" Affixed to flyleaf opposite title is newspaper clipping of the death of Phin, with browning to the title page opposite. Occasional penciled notations. Near Fine. Cloth. 
Chapters include: The Microscope, Simple Microscopes, Compound Microscopes, Objectives, Testing Objectives, Selection of a Microscope for Practical Purposes, Accessory Apparatus, Illumination - Sources of Light, Illumination of Opaque Objects, Illumination of Transparent Objects, How to Use the Microscope, Collecting Objects, The Preparation and Examination of Objects, Preservation Porcesses, Apparatus for Mounting Objects, Cements and Varnishes, Mounting Objects, Finishing the Slides.
This title went through many editions. In our experience examples signed or inscribed by the author are rare. C Schultz is "Charles S. Schultz" (identified from other material purchased at the same time -see below)
Nye & Company Auctioneers online auction of the Montclair’s Shultz House, also known as Evergreens on Wednesday, November 17th which includesd the scientific and travel library from Charles. S. Shultz, the noted 19th century financier and past president of the American Microscopical Society and the New York Microscopical Society.