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CHÉRUBIN d’Orléans (1613-1697).
La dioptrique oculaire, ou la theorique, la positive, et la mechanique, de l'oculaire dioptrique en toutes ses especes.
A Paris: Chez Thomas Jolly & Simon Benard, M.DC.LXXI. [1671]. Folio (34.5 x 23 cm): [48], 419, [31] pages (first leaf blank, but this copy lacking the final blank leaf); engraved allegorical half-title page by Gerard Edelinck based on an original work by Jean le Pautre, two engraved illustrations on pp. [1] and 16, and 57 numbered engraved plates (1 folded, and 5 on double-pages), several of which are re-numbered in ink in contemporary hand (several gathering quite browned and spotted, including a few containing plates). Bound in contemporary full parchment over boards, title in ink on spine (wear to parchment on corners of front and back boards and spine, with some losses). PROVENANCE: ca. early 20th century printed label of Libreria Antiquaria Machiavelli and unidentified late 19th or early 20th century bookplate with initials "L P N". ORIGINAL EDITION OF THIS STANDARD 17TH CENTURY WORK ON OPTICS. "This is the standard work of optics of the 17th century . [Chérubin d’Orléans] is the inventor of the opera glasses, which here figures together with other optical inventions. He describes the grinding of lenses and the plates illustrate every aspect of a lens maker's workshop" (Duncan). According to Albert, "[The Dioptrique is] the most exhaustive treatise on lens making in the seventeenth century. It is a six-hundred folio page long, comprehensive, cogently-argued treatise on telescope making. It contains an impressive amount of theoretical and practical, first-hand information on all of its facets--from explanations of the telescope’s working principles, to descriptions of l … [Click Below for Full Description]
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