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Opticks or, a treatise of the reflections, refractions, inflections and colours of light
William Innys Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, Title printed in red and black. With 12 folding engraved plates. Later morocco; some minor spotting, but overall a very nice copy. Fourth edition. This was the final edition which Newton revised. Regarded as one of the great classics of optics, this work expounds Newton’s corpuscular or emission theory of light, and is the first work to contain his optical discoveries in a collected form. His set of “queries” (the complete 31, up from 16 in the original edition of 1704) on the nature of matter was considered to be the most important feature of the Opticks and had a profound influence on scientific thought.&
      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
Last Found On: 2013-07-20           Check availability:      Biblio    


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