Books and DVDs

In addition to the Quekett Journal of Microscopy, the Club publishes a number of books and DVDs relevant to microscopes and microscopy. To check postage prices and payment details, please use the form at the end of this page to contact the Sales Officer.

Please see Books by members for other titles relevant to microscopy.

Books

All of these books are in stock and are available new at the indicated prices.

The Quekett Microscopical Club 1865–2015The Quekett Microscopical Club 1865–2015

By Brian Bracegirdle – £20.00 + postage

2016, vii + 282 pp., 24.7×20.6×2.1 cm., hardback, ISBN 978-0-9564591-2-1

The book celebrates 150 years of a Club for which, as the author says, a “huge amount of goodwill and actual affection [is] felt for the [Club] by most of its members”. It reveals some fascinating details of past activities, a sweep of social history and remarkably readable information about the Club’s current involvement in microscopy around the country and beyond.

A history of photography with the light microscopeA history of photography with the light microscope

By Brian Bracegirdle – £24.50 + postage

2010, 24.7×24.7×1.9 cm., vii + 221 pages, hardback, ISBN 978-0-9564591-1-4.

The author has specialised in microscopical history for over 40 years, and already has to his credit publications in this field. He may be the first qualified historian of the microscope who is also qualified in photography and in microscopy.

The book is the first full treatment of this topic. It contains over 500 references to the extensive literature, and more than 350 illustrations.

A special feature is the illustrations from the author’s 2005 catalogue of the microscopy collections of the Science Museum in London, from where he retired as Chief Curator.

• Read a review in Quekett Journal of Microscopy 41(5) pp. 445–447 (Summer 2011)
• Read a review by John Gustav Delly in Modern Microscopy
• Read a review by Alberto Meschiari in Nuncius 27 (2012) 207–233

Understanding and using the stereomicroscopeUnderstanding and using the stereomicroscope

By Lewis Woolnough – £6.00 + postage

2010, 90 pages, 21.1×14.3×0.6 cm., soft cover, ISBN 978-0-9564591-0-7

Liberally illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams, and incorporating practical activities.

Covers the theory and use of the stereo microscope.

• Read a review in Quekett Journal of Microscopy 41(5) p. 445 (Summer 2011)
• Read a review by Martin Stolworthy for the British Micromount Society
• Read a review by Alan Cooper for the Stereoscopic Society

Microscopical mounts and mountersMicroscopical mounts and mounters

By Brian Bracegirdle – £21.00 + postage
1998, 9.8×6.8×0.7 inches, vi + 225 pages including 60 full-page colour plates, hardback, ISBN 0-9514441-3-1

The author has collated forty years of notes acquired during his own research and handling of slides to produce this valuable reference book. After a short preface and introduction, the bulk of the book is an alphabetical listing of mounters including individual mounters (amateurs and professional) and firms that made slides. These listings include biographical aspects of the mounters, addresses and references to other works where appropriate.

Useful entries on general aspects of slides and their subjects are also included on topics such as diatoms, diamond writing, fluid mounts etc. The text is complemented by facsimiles from pages of some of the older makers’ catalogues.

The text entry for each mounter is cross referenced with the colour plates in the second half of the book, which comprises 60 full page colour plates showing almost a thousand microscope slides at nearly natural size from a wide range of mounters.

• Read a review by Savile Bradbury in Quekett Journal of Microscopy 38(3) pp. 249–250 (Autumn 1998)
• Read a review in Microscopy UK
• Read a review by J. Stedman on Amazon

The Renaissance Trust made a grant towards the production costs of this book.

Notes on modern microscope manufacturersNotes on modern microscope manufacturers

By Brian Bracegirdle – £11.50 + postage
1996, 9.8×6.8×0.5 inches, xiii + 88 pages, hardback, ISBN 0-9514441-7-4

This book provides notes on microscope manufacturers from 1850 to the present, with a particular emphasis on 20th century makers. The author has consulted original documentary evidence to ensure that the information is accurate. Serial number history is provided for the larger manufacturers to allow the accurate dating of microscopes.

Includes an annotated bibliography on the history, manufacture and cataloguing of microscopes and provides valuable information on the history of modern optical microscopes and their dating.

• Read a review by Savile Bradbury in Quekett Journal of Microscopy 37(7) pp. 594–595 (Spring 1996)
• Read a review by David Walker in Microscopy UK

The Renaissance Trust made a grant towards the production costs of this book.

Microscopical papers from the “Quekett”Microscopical papers from the “Quekett”

Editor Brian Bracegirdle – £8.00 + postage

1989, 24.5×15.1×1.2 cm., 227 pages, soft cover, ISBN 0-9514441-0-7.

To mark the completion of 35 volumes of the journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club, 24 papers of wide use and appeal were selected and reprinted in this single volume.

The Renaissance Trust made a grant towards the production costs of this book.

Cumulative index to the Quekett Journals of MicroscopyCumulative index to the Quekett Journals of Microscopy volumes 1 to 36 1868–1992

Compiled by Michael J. Newstead – £18.00 + postage

1994, 25.6×18.4×2.5 cm., 243 pages, hardback, ISBN 0-9514441-2-3.

An index to the authors and subjects of all the contents, plus separate indexes of book reviews and obituaries.

An invaluable source for all interested in the history of microscopy.

The Renaissance Trust made a grant towards the production costs of this book.

This index is incorporated in the 1868–1992 DVD.

DVDs

Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club 1–36 on DVDJournal of the Quekett Microscopical Club 1868–1992 on DVD

Suitable for any Mac or Windows computer with a DVD drive – £120.00 + postage.

Every page of text and every illustration, from volumes 1 through to 36, is available on a single DVD. Any personal computer with a DVD drive and a web browser can use this disc to find any or all articles on any subject, any or all articles by author, in the 36 volumes from 1868 to 1992.

You can copy the contents of the DVD to your hard disk for faster and more convenient access.

The pre-publication costs of this project were met by a bequest from L. V. Martin.

Quekett Journal of Microscopy 1993–2008 on DVDQuekett Journal of Microscopy 1993–2008 on DVD

Suitable for any Mac or Windows computer with a DVD drive – £30.00 + postage.

Volumes 37–40 in DVD format. Every page of text, every illustration, from volumes 37 to 40, fully indexed by author and subject.

You can copy the contents of the DVD to your hard disk for faster and more convenient access.

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