London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
MANZINI, Carlo Antonio. L'Occhiale all'occhio dioptrica practica. Bologna; Heirs of Benacci, 1660. 4°. (202 x 145mm). Engraved portrait (of Eustachio Divini), large woodcut device on title, woodcut illustrations and decorations in the text, one full-page (some leaves spotted). Old vellum (spine a little damaged, upper cover chewed at outer edge).
FIRST EDITION of this practical and wide-ranging work on optics, which covers light, refraction, vision, the eye, and the making of spectacles and telescopes. The work is dedicated to Saint Lucia, the patron saint of the blind. Krivatsy 7389; Riccardi II, 96; Wellcome IV, p.48.
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