Newton, Sir Isaac - Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light - 1730

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Newton, Sir Isaac - Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light - 1730
Chimie, Physique, Science (général) - Quantité : 1

We are delighted to present this wonderful copy of Newton’s Opticks, the last edition to be revised by Newton and published posthumously, containing 12 folding engraved plates at rear, presented in contemporary boards.

Opticks is widely considered one of the great works of science in history, and - unlike Newton’s Principia - was originally published in English. This 4th edition, “Printed from the third edition as it was corrected by the author's own hand, and left before his death with the bookseller", was published three years after Newton’s death, but is the last to have been revised by him. It includes the famous 31st Query, which stimulated a great deal of speculation and development on theories of chemical affinity.

Overall, this book presents a most pleasing appearance as well as being a fascinating artefact in the history of science.

8vo, (20.5x13cm). Babson 136. Title-page+pp.[xi]+382. 12 folding engraved plates , in-text diagrams and tables, + 2pp publisher’s advertisement.
Contemporary/near-contemporary full speckled calf binding with gilt decoration to board edges in very good condition considering age, corners rubbed and wear to leather. Tail corner rear board repaired. Binding rebacked c.mid 20th Century with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, in very good condition.
Some faint damp staining variably occurring throughout and minimal foxing. Ink note to FPD, occasional pencil notations, one in red ink (p.351).

Item is as pictured.

Informations du lot
Objet
Livre
Nombre de livres
1
Sujet
Chimie, Physique, Science (général)
Auteur/ Illustrateur
Newton, Sir Isaac
Titre du livre
Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light
État
Très bon état
Année de publication de l’ouvrage le plus ancien
1730
Édition
Édition numérotée
Langue
Anglais
Langue originale
Oui
Éditeur
London: William Innys
Reliure
Cuir
Nombre de pages
391
Dimensions
20.5×13 cm
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