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NEWTON, Sir ISAAC. Optice: sive de Reflexionibus, Refractionibus, Inflexionibus et Coloribus Lucis... Lausanne & Geneva: Marci-Michaelis Bousquet, 1740. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 engraved folding plates. 4to, contemporary calf; some light even browning to first few gatherings, a few marginal dampstains on title and a few other leaves, some scattered light foxing, ownership stamp on one lower margin. Third Latin Edition. Babson 141.
American Optical Company, ink stamp on endpapers (and a margin).
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