An English botanical microscope. These were popular in the 19th century and were taken day trips and examining flowers, insects etc.
The small 19thC botanist’s lacquered brass microscope comes in a Mahogany box into which the microscope completely folds away. When in use, it screws onto the lid of the box. The outer small brass collar has a small split but still functions perfectly well and does not effect the main body of the microscope.
It has four lenses, a brass live box (for insects, flowers, seeds etc!), bone and glass discs, a small magnifying glass and three ebony sliders with insect and plant specimens.