14 June 2006
NEWTON, Sir Isaac. Lectiones opticae, annis MDCLXIX, MDCLXX & MDCLXXI. In scholis publicis habitae: et nunc primum ex MSS. in lucem editae. London: William Innys, 1729.
4o (224 x 170 mm). Half-title. 24 folding engraved plates (some occasional minor offsetting). (Occasional minor marginal dampstaining, gathering [U] with staining along upper margin, Ll2 with slight loss at outer margin not affecting text.) Modern calf-backed marbled boards.
FIRST LATIN EDITION of Newton's Lucasian lectures in optics. Both the English and Latin editions of these lectures are based on the manuscript version of John Wickins, Newton's roommate, which is deposited in the University Library. Although the English edition preceded the Latin, this was the first to publish the complete lectures (including the second part). Norman 1594.
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