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A Treatise on the Eye, the Manner and Phaenomena of Vision
Eight folding engraved plates. 1 p.l., xxxi, [3 - blank], 450 pp., one leaf of errata; xxxv, 435 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. speckled calf (tiny chip to head of Vol. II), spines gilt, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Edinburgh: A. Miller et al., 1759. First edition, and a lovely set, of the "first important British work on the anatomy and physiology of the eye."-Garrison-Morton 1484.2. Porterfield (ca. 1696-1771), took his M.D. at Rheims and by 1721 was practicing in Edinburgh where he became professor at the University. He devoted himself chiefly to research on the physiology of vision, reporting his experiments and observations in the present work. His treatise was especially influential in directing the attention of Thomas Young toward the problems of vision and of light and color. Fine set. ❧ Albert, Norton, & Hurtes, Source Book of Ophthalmology, 1836-"A landmark work." .
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