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Isaac Neston
1749 ~ Isaac Newton ~ Optices libri tres ~ fourth latin edition (first Padua)
Padua, Italy: Joannem Manfre, 1749. Contemporary Italian full vellum binding, gilt title to spine, edges marbled, good margins, early seminarial stamp to title page, collated complete and correct. ~ NEWTON'S OPTICAL WORKS ~ FOURTH LATIN EDITION OVERALL; FIRST PADUA EDITION IN A CONTEMPORY BINDING ~ Isaac Newton [Opticks] Isaaci Newtoni Optices libri tres: accedunt ejusdem Lectiones Opticae, et Opuscala omnia ad lucem & Colores pertinentia Sumpta ex Transactionibus Philosophicis. Patavii, Typis Seminarii. MDCCXLIX. Apud Joannem Manfre. Superiorum permissu, & Privilegio. Padua: Joannem ManfreĢ€, 1749 Quarto. Fourth Latin edition (first Padua edition). Three parts in one. Pp. [xviii], 166, [2]; [4], 110, [2]; 93, [3], followed by 42 unnumbered pages of folding plates. Title page in red and black, head and tailpieces, woodcut initials. Collated complete and correct, including the half-title, which reads Isaaci Newtoni Opera omnia Optica. Italian full vellum, slightly marked to head, edges marbled. Early stamp to title page reading Col. dei pp del ss. red uditore, otherwise unmarked throughout. Dimensions: 25cm x 18cm x 4cm An early edition of one of the greatest books of science, one that started debates that are still continuing today. Though Opticks originally appeared in English, its significance was equally debated on the Continent, hence the reception of his theories can be traced through both its Latin and English manifestations. This edition is very full, with the expanded 31 queries at the end of the Optics, followed by Lectiones Opticae (with a part-title page), and app … [Click Below for Full Description]
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