Item #29220 Catalog mikroskopischer Injections-Präparate, welche durch Tausch oder Kauf zu beziehen sind. Professor Hyrtl.
Catalog mikroskopischer Injections-Präparate, welche durch Tausch oder Kauf zu beziehen sind

Catalog mikroskopischer Injections-Präparate, welche durch Tausch oder Kauf zu beziehen sind

Wien: Wilhelm Braumuller 1873. First Edition. 40 pages. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Publisher's original printed yellow wrappers. An uncut, unopened copy with a touch of wear and soiling, noting a penciled "ZK" on front cover lower left. Near Fine. Wraps. [29220]


Contains many advertisements on inside front and rear wrappers. At least one colored image of a slide preparation internally (see below). Rough English Language translation of title "Catalog of microscopic injection preparations, which can be obtained by exchange or purchase"

"Josef Hyrtl (1810-1894) was a professor of anatomy first in Prague, and, from 1844-1874, in Vienna. He was a great scholar and lecturer on topographic anatomy and published some major works in this field. In microscopy he made highly idiosyncratic multi-injected corrosion preparations his trademark, and many still exist in various collections. Each is an exquisite table containing a fragment of tissue perfectly injected; unfortunately, such preparations reveal very little of scientific worth, but such was Hyrtl's prestige that they were accepted as the norm for forty years, and held back progress in histology for a quarter of a century. He sold them commercially ...[in this catalog]...a most interesting, if rare, forty page pamphlet which lists almost 400 different preparations in 17 groups, and shows a section across one, revealing them to consist of two glass covers with the specimen in Canada balsam between them, supported in the wood block. They are only for reflected light, and are labelled on the underside of the tablet, in Latin." (Bracegirdle, pp 55-56)

Nine copies of the physical object on OCLC/Worldcat.

LITERATURE:
Bracegirdle, Brian, "Microscopical Mounts and Mounters," Quekett Microscopical Club, 1998

Price: $140.00

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