London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
NEWTON, Isaac. Trait d'optique sur les reflexions, refractions, inflexions, et les couleurs, de la lumiere, translated by Pierre Coste, Paris: Montalant, 1722. 4, 12 folding engraved plates, engraved headpieces and initials by Herisset and after Chaufourier (2 plates lightly stained, a few leaves at end with small marginal waterstain and laminated outer corner, lightly spotted), contemporary calf, gilt armorial on covers, spine gilt in compartments, morocco lettering-piece (head and tail of spine skilfully restored, lightly rubbed).
Second edition in French, which "is greatly superior to the first of 1720, not only textually, but for its illustrations and typographical execution" (Babson). Babson 140; Wallis 187.
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