1767 1ed Isaac Newton’s System OPTICS Mirrors Astronomy Illustrated Robert Smith

SMITH, Robert

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Robert Smith was an 18th-century English mathematician who published a number of treatises on music and harmonics, mathematics, and an interesting survey of optics. According to the ODNB, Smith was a catalyst in the spreading of Isaac Newton’s studies on optics.

 

The first part of this work deals primarily with the interesting phenomena associated with optics. Other topics focus on the use of light, effects of light on various objects, making and using mirrors, use of lenses and dark rooms, an historical survey of astronomy and telescope discoveries.

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1767 1ed Isaac Newton’s System OPTICS Mirrors Astronomy Illustrated Robert Smith

 

Robert Smith was an 18th-century English mathematician who published a number of treatises on music and harmonics, mathematics, and an interesting survey of optics. According to the ODNB, Smith was a catalyst in the spreading of Isaac Newton’s studies on optics.

 

The first part of this work deals primarily with the interesting phenomena associated with optics. Other topics focus on the use of light, effects of light on various objects, making and using mirrors, use of lenses and dark rooms, an historical survey of astronomy and telescope discoveries.

 

Item number: #5015

Price: $1750

 

SMITH, Robert

 

Cours complet d’optique, traduit de l’anglois de Robert Smith, contenant la théorie la pratique & les usages de cette science. Avec des additions considerables sur la toutes les nouvelles decouvertes qu’on afaites en cette natière depuis la publication de l’ouvrage anglois.

 

Avignon, La Veuve Gibard, 1767. 1st ed

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [6], iii-xxviii, 472
      • 38 folding plates
    • II – [2], 536, [2]
      • 35 folding plates
    • Language: French
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~10.25in X 8.25in (26cm x 20.5cm)
    • Auction and price comparisons at over $3,000

 

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5015

Categories

Mathematics & Physics

Medicine & Science

Authors

SMITH, Robert

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete