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STACK (Rev. John)
A Short System of Optics, Principally Designed for the use of Undergraduates in the University of Dublin
Dublin: Printed by William McKenzie. 1793. Second Edition, iv,124pp., 5 folding plates, clean tear to fold of first plate, signature of D. Ryan, TCD, 1807 at head of title, and a number of notes in his hand, including diagrams, suggesting he attended Stack's lectures, cont. half russia, gilt, over marbled boards, most likely a Dublin binding. Rev. John Stack (1760-1813), entered Trinity College Dublin in 1777, made a fellow in 1784, secretery of the Royal Irish Academy from1789 to 1791. A handbook intended for Dublin University undergraduates on the laws of reflection and refraction, the nature of vision and the construction of telescopes and microscopes. ESTC locates 4 copies (Cambridge, Oxford, Royal Irish Academy & California).
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