Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions & Colours of Light.

NEWTON, Sir Isaac.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Smith & Walford
Date Published: 1704

Description: Also, Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures. 4 parts in 1 volume. Title page printed in red & black within a double-ruled border. Illustrated with 19 folding copperplate engravings.[4], 144, 211, [1]pp. (In the second sequence, p. 120 is marked 112, and there are blank pages between 137-8 and 138-9). Thick 4to, contemporary blind-tooled panelled calf, expertly rebacked in matching leather (contemporary signature on title dated 1704; last several pages have marginal dampstains, otherwise a remarkably clean crisp copy). London: Smith & Walford, 1704.

Comments: First edition, first issue - with the author not named on title page. The work contains: The First Book of Opticks, The Second Book of Opticks, The Thrid Book of Opticks (Tertii Ordinis: Enumeratio Linearum), Tractatus de Quadratura Curvarum. The main work is in English, the 2 treatises (pages 138-211) are in Latin. Babson 132; Gray 174; Horblit 79b; PMM 172; Norman 1588; Dibner 148; Wallis 174.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 157612

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