Publications Medical & Scientific Instruments (also found under Science and Technology)

The Queen Catalogues James W. Queen & Co.
$325.00—2 volume set

These extensively illustrated and annotated catalogues provide the best available record of the widest range of scientific, optical, artistic and photographic instruments available during the latter part of the 19th century. All of the original Queen and Company catalogs are rare on the market. Few university libraries or museums own the complete range of catalogues reprinted in this collection, and the condition of many of the originals has now badly deteriorated. The Norman Publishing edition, printed on acid-free paper, with its definitive introduction by Deborah Jean Warner, will be a comprehensive research tool for the history of 19th-century scientific and medical technology.

2 volumes. 50, 832 pp. each. Approx. 3300 illus.
5 1/2" × 8 1/2". Cloth, acid-free paper.
ISBN 0-930405-30-7.

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With a new introduction by Deborah Jean Warner, Curator, History of Physical Sciences, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History.

The Norman Publishing edition of The Queen Catalogues reprints, in two thick volumes, 17 different rare illustrated instrument catalogues and circulars published between 1887–1890 in the following fields:

Volume I:

  • Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories, Magnifying Glasses, Stereoscopes, Graphoscopes, etc. (1890)
  • Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Ophthalmological Instruments, Spectacles and Eye-Glasses (1889)
  • Illustrated Catalogue of Instruments used in Physical Optics (1888)
  • Astronomical Telescopes, Transit Instruments, Helioscopes, Micrometers, Chronographs and Clocks, Objectives and Oculars, etc. (1889)
  • Illustrated Catalogue of Terrestrial Telescopes, Telescope Stands, Eye-Pieces, Achromatic Objectives, and Accessories (1889)
  • Special List of New Polariscopes and Polarizing Objects for the Use of Schools and Colleges (1887)
  • Priced and Illustrated Catalouge of Optical Lanterns, Stereopticons, Photographic Transparencies and Colored Views for Luminous Projections
  • Classified and Illustrated Price-List and Catalogue of Photographic Lenses, Cameras, Apparatus, and Materials (1890)
  • Catalogue of Mathematical and Engineering Instruments and Materials (1887)

Volume II:

  • Supplementary Price List of New Physical Apparatus for the Use of Schools and Colleges (1889)
  • Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Physical Instruments, Chemical Apparatus and Chemicals (1888)
  • Description and Price List of James W. Queen & Co.’s New Automatic Air Pumps (ca. 1881)
  • Description and Directions for Use of Queen & Co.’s New Form of Toepler Holtz Electric Machine, with Three Plates (1881)
  • Catalogue and Price List of Electrical Testing Apparatus (1887)
  • Supplementary List of Electrical Test and Measuring Instruments, Standards for Electrical Comparison, Laboratory Appliances, Etc. (1889)
  • Special Circular Important to Electricians, Regarding the Testing and Calibration of Electrical Instruments and Apparatus (1889)
  • Catalogue of Chemicals (1887)
  • Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus (1888)
  • Catalogue of Anatomical Models, Charts and Osteological Preparations. Auzoux’s Papier-Maché Anatomical Models, Bock-Steger Models Painted in Natural Colors, Human Skeletons (1886)

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