Little Imp Suite of Books and Catalogues on Microscopes / Microscopy
Courtesy of Steve Gill, and hosted on Microscopy-UK.
The Little Imp suite of CDs offered a wide variety of hard to source microscope / microscopy related catalogues and selected books from the public domain. Meticulously compiled by Steve Gill, they were formerly sold by Savona Books owned by Bill Krause who has offered a splendid service over the years to many and who specialised in microscopy and related topics. Savona Books has now closed and Steve has generously offered the Little Imp suite to Microscopy-UK to host.
The 66 CDs can be freely downloaded below and are loosely grouped into Books and Catalogues, each in alphabetical order of either author or microscope maker. The original CD format of indexed web pages linking to page images has been retained, so each CD is offered as a zip file. Each can be downloaded and unzipped in a dedicated folder on a local PC.
To view, look for an index.html file in the root directory (ignore any autorun or executable files which were designed to run with a CD). The CD contents will be viewed within the default web browser. The table with descriptions below are from Steve Gill's original index of the suite.
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Author / Maker alphabetical
|M2.||George Adams||The plates from the two editions of this work|
|M127.||E. Howard Adye||Studies in Micropetrography Update Oct. 12th. 2017 Plate 2 was missing from the copy scanned, it can be downloaded here courtesy of Gerry Bance.|
|M39.||Thomas Brittain||Micro-Fungi: When and Where to Find Them 1882|
|M1.||Arthur C. Cole||Studies in Microscopical Science Vol. 1. A reproduction of this interesting volume complete with details from original covers - with slide images|
|M125.||Thomas Castle||Photomicrographs and others|
|M42.||Allan Brugh Dick||Notes on Polarizing Microscopes|
|M67.||Arthur J. Doherty||An Outline of Histological Botany - Lantern slide lecture|
|M65.||Frederic Enock||The Art of Frederic Enock|
|M77.||Little Imp Publications||Radiolaria from Glass Plates (Photographic)|
|M57.||Rev. D. Landsborough||A Popular History of the British Sea-weeds 1849|
|M123.||Benjamin Martin||A New and Compendious System of Optics (1740)|
|M115.||John Nicholls||Microscopic Photography - Its art and mystery (originally published by Frederick Cox - Instrument maker)|
|M51.||James Samuelson and J. Braxton Hicks||The Earthworm and Housefly 1860|
|M90.||James Swift||Three Early Publications. Microscopes and Other Optical Instruments, Hints to the Uninitiated..., Microscopes, Portable and Equatorial Telescopes and other Optical Instruments.|
|M129.||Charles D. Soar||1905 Scrapbook on Microscopy|
|M59.||Various||The Illustrated Annual of Microscopy 1898 and 1900|
|M114.||Francis West et al.||Companion to the Microscope 3rd Edition circa 1838|
|M109.||George Adams||Three Catalogues (No images)|
|M28.||F. & J. Amadio||A Catalogue of Achromatic Microscopes and other Optical Philosophical and Mathematical Instruments 1864|
|M22.||C. Baker||1911 Microscope Catalogue Section 1. Part 1|
|M23.||R. & J. Beck Ltd||Beck Microscopes Catalogue circa 1935|
|M24.||R. & J. Beck Ltd||Beck Microscopes Catalogue circa 1915|
|M79.||R. & J. Beck||An Illustrated Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories specially adapted for Physiological and Pathological Research. 12 pages|
|M105.||R. & J. Beck, Ltd.||Beck Microscopes - Petrological and Metallurgical|
|M136.||R. & J. Beck||Diamax/Epimax Instructions + Diamax Brochure|
|M142.||R. J. Beck||Optomax Catalogue 1959|
|M53.||Bausch and Lomb||Price List of Microscopes 1877|
|M137.||MSE/Cambridge Instruments||Microtome Instructions for MSE Base Sledge Microtome and Cambridge Rocker|
|M46.||F. Davidson & Co.||A selection of Catalogues from the originators of the DAVON Super-Microscope.|
|M4.||Flatters & Garnett||1929 Microslide Catalogue includes images of slides.|
|M25.||James How & Co.||Microscope Catalogues - pre 1876 and circa 1876|
|M41.||Josef Hyrtl||Catalog Mikroskopischer Injections-Präparate 1873|
|M91.||Charles Hearson||Catalogue of Hearson Microscopes|
|M93.||E. Hartnack||Microscopes Catalogue - January 1902|
|M118.||Joseph Jackson||Microscopium Catoptricum - Instruction for use of the Catoptric Microscope and Telescope|
|M95||Ernst Leitz||Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of Microscopes and Microscopical Accessories No. 36 - 1896|
|M101.||Ernst Leitz||Leitz Microtomes List. No. 51F, en. January 1930|
|M103.||E. Leitz, Wetzlar||No. 47 Pol. Catalogue of Polarising Microscopes and Projection Apparatus for Polarised Light 1921|
|M106.||Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar||Catalogue No. 39 Microscopes and Accessory Apparatus 1901|
|M111.||Ernst Leitz||Mikroskope No. 35 - 1893|
|M112.||Ernst Leitz||Microscopes and Accessory Apparatus Catalogue No. 40 1903|
|M116.||Leitz||Leitz Universal Stage - Catalogue and Procedure|
|M140.||Leitz||HM-POL Instructions/SM-LUX Brochure|
|M97||James Parkes & Son||Wholesale Catalogue of Simple and Compound Microscopes and Microscopical Accessories 1862|
|M98||James W. Queen & Co.||Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories 1889|
|M102.||James W. Queen & Co.||Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories 77nd Ed. 1890|
|M21.||Ross & Co.||Catalogue of Microscopes, Object Glasses, Accessories &c. January 1875 and Price List and Description of New Improved Microscopes. January 1880.|
|M104.||James Swift & Son, Ltd.||Catalogue of Petrological and Metallurgical Microscopes 1914|
|M107.||James Swift & Son||Catalogue of Microscopes 19th Ed. 1892|
|M108.||James Swift & Son, Ltd||Catalogue of Microscopes, Objectives, Oculars, Microscope Apparatus 26th Ed. [Bi. 823]|
|M110.||James Swift & Son.||Catalogue of Microscopes. 22nd ed. 1906|
|M99||Spencer, Browning & Co.||Trade List of Microscopes & Microscopic Objects 1857|
|M100.||Spencer Lens Company||Microscopes, Microtomes and Accessories 1929|
|M52.||J. H. Steward||Catalogue of Microscopes 1903|
|M54.||A. Le Vasseur & Cie||Catalogue Illustré de Microscopes et Accessories pour la Micrographie|
|M94.||C. Verick||Microscope Catalogue 1885 (French)|
|M56.||Voigtländer & Sohn||Microscopical Lenses and Apparatus|
|M6.||W. Watson and Sons||1921 Edition Parts 1 and 2 Microscopes and Accessories Catalogue includes photographs of some items.|
|M32.||W. Watson & Sons||3 Catalogues – 1905. Microscopes, Objectives etc Abridged List - March 1900. Binocular Glasses and Telescopes Supplemental List - June 1905. New Model Microscopes - September 190.|
|M58.||Watson & Sons Ltd||Watson Centenary 1837 - 1937|
|M61.||W. Watson and Sons||Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories 1906|
|M82.||Watson||The Watson Microsystem 70|
|M96||W. Watson and Sons Ltd.||Emergency Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories. 25th Ed. 1918|
|M139.||Watson||A Handbook for the Service 3 Microscope|
|M89.||Carl Zeiss, Jena||Microscopes and Microscopical Accessories Catalogue 1889|
|M113.||Carl Zeiss Jena||Catalogue of Photo-micrographic Apparatus 5th Edition 1903|
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