Withering Botanical Microscope, No. 245

Folding simple microscope. The opening of the lid lifts up the stem of the microscope. When the lid is folded down on its hinge the lens and its pillar fold down with it into the box. This instrument is described in Withering's "Systematic Arrangement of British Plants", vol. I, 1812. A portion of the instructions persist on the inside of the top case. 4"
Age: c1800
Made by: William Withering
Made in: England