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SMITH, Robert. Cours complet d'optique [...] contenant la Théorie, la Pratique les Usages de cette Science Avec des Additions considérables sur toutes les nouvelles découvertes qu'on a faites en cette matière depuis la publication de l'Ouvrage Anglois. 

Avignon & Paris, Girard & F. Seguin & J. Aubert, 1767.

Two 4to (260x195 mm), (4)-xxviii-472 pages / (2)-536 pages and 73 plates.  binding : Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces. Some foxing and a marginal waterstain on Volume 2; The two title pages cropped in lower and outer margin at the limit of the text. Caps and corners very worn, joints split but sound.

First edition in French.
This work, one of the most of the most useful contemporary treatises of this kind, was drawn largely from Newton's work on optics.

references: DSB : [XII, p. 477 : "Both comprehensive and reliable, the work became the most influential optical textbook of the eighteenth century"].

Price : 750 €

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