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Optical workshop principles being a translation of "Le Travail des Verres d'Optique de Precision". With a preface by Charles Fabry, translated by Thomas L. Tippell.

By: DEVE, Colonel Charles.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: n.p.:, Adam Hilger Ltd., 1943.: 1943

Seller ID: S9479


8vo. xiv, 3060 pp. 120 text figs., index. Black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Embossed stamp of John M. Andreas on front endpaper, red ink stamp of Jarrell-Ash Co. on title-page. Very good. Rare in dust jacket. Dust jacket present. View more info

Geometrical Optics.

By: FLINT, H. T.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, Methuen, (1936).:

Seller ID: S11100


8vo. ix, 266 pp. 128 diagrams, index. Red cloth; head slightly torn. Ownership signatures. Very good. View more info

The Mirror and Man.

By: GOLDBERG, Benjamin.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Charlottesville:, University Press of Virginia, (1985).: 1985

Seller ID: BL2152

ISBN: 0813910641


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xii, 260 pp. 38 illustrations, index. Gray cloth with white paper boards, silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0813910641 First Edition. View more info

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Optics in the Age of Euler; Conceptions of the Nature of Light, 1700-1795.

By: HAKFOORT, Casper.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1995.: 1995

Seller ID: S11985

ISBN: 0521404711


8vo. vi, 243 pp. Bibliography, index. Bright blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. "According to received historiography, the fundamental issue in eighteenth-century optics was whether light could be understood as the emission of particles, or as the motion of waves in a subtle medium. Moreover, the emission theory of light was supposed to have been dominant in the eighteenth century, backed by Newton's physical arguments. This picture is enriched and qualified by focusing on the origins, contents and reception of the wave theory of light, published by Leonh... View more info

A treatise on light.

By: HOUSTOUN, Robert Alexander.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London:, Longmans, Green & Co., 1915.: 1915

Seller ID: S9569


8vo. xi, 478 pp. 328 text figs., index. Green cloth, blind-stamped cover title, gilt-stamped spine title; cloth slightly bubbled, extremities rubbed. Ownership signature on front endpaper. Very good. View more info

Treatise on Light: In which are explained the causes of that which occurs in Reflexion, & in Refraction. And particularly in the strange refraction of Iceland Crystal. Rendered into English by Silvanus P. Thompson.

By: HUYGENS, Christiaan.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London:, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1939.: 1939

Seller ID: DL1095


8vo. xii, 128 pp. Diagrams, index. Turquoise cloth; covers soiled, rubbed. Good +. Scarce. View more info

An Elementary Treatise on Optics.

By: JACKSON, I. W.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Schenectady:, G. Y. van Debogert, 1852.: 1852

Seller ID: S8611


Second edition. 8vo. ix, 261 pp. 11 folding engraved plates; plates lightly foxed. Original blind stamped brown cloth, gilt spine; spine ends & joints worn, corners showing, faded stain on rear cover. Very good. View more info

Photometrische Bestimmung der Absorptionsspektra roter und blauer Blutenfarbstoffe. Inaugural-Dissertation. . ..

By: JONAS, Victor.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ratibor:, F. Schmeer & Suhne, 1887.: 1887

Seller ID: S6317


8vo. 51, [5] pp. Tables, 1 folding plate; paper brittle. Original printed wrappers; spine over-stitched. Ex library ms. notations and rubber stamp on top cover. Very good. View more info

"Recent Developments in Infrared Fiber Optics." In: Infrared Physics: An International Research Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 1965, pp. 69-80.

By: KAPANY, N.S. & R.J. SIMMS.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, et al.:, Pergamon Press, 1965.: 1965

Seller ID: S10121


8vo. 57-97 pp. Plates, figs., tables. Printed wrappers; spine frayed. Library stamp on front cover. Good. View more info

Image for Analytische Dioptrik in zwey Theilen. Der erste enthalt die allgemeine Theorie der optischen Werkzeuge: der zweyte die besondere Theorie und vortheilhafteste Einrichtung aller Gattungen von Fernrohren, Spiegelteleskopen, und Mikroskopen.

Analytische Dioptrik in zwey Theilen. Der erste enthalt die allgemeine Theorie der optischen Werkzeuge: der zweyte die besondere Theorie und vortheilhafteste Einrichtung aller Gattungen von Fernrohren, Spiegelteleskopen, und Mikroskopen.

By: KLUGEL, GEORG SIMON (1739-1812).

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Leipzig:, Johann Friederich Junius, 1778.: 1778

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S13109


2 parts in 1 vol. Sm. 4to. [xxiv], 303, [1] pp. Title vignette, 4 folding engraved plates (with 32 figs.), head and tail-pieces. Original half calf, decorative boards; very worn, joints splitting, extremities well worn. Title page signed by J. G. Kohler; bookplate of Ing. Dr. Edmund Neusser. First edition, dedicated to the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). Klugel based his writings on that of Euler's work on optics. In his parts VII and VIII he deals with the telescope and especially the microscope. / Euler's own work on the theory of the achromatic microscope was written as ea... View more info

A Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Optical Manuscripts.

By: LINDBERG, David C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Toronto:, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1975.: 1975

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: DL1113

ISBN: 0888443536


Series: The Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, IV. 8vo. 142 pp. Printed wrappers. AUTHOR'S CORRECTED COPY, SIGNED BY LINDBERG. Fine. ISBN: 0888443536 View more info

The nature of light, with a general account of physical optics.

By: LOMMEL, Eugene.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, D. Appleton, 1884.: 1884

Seller ID: S1019


Series: The International Scientific Series. 191 x 135 mm. 8vo. xiii, 356 pp. Color frontis., 188 figs., index. Black- and gilt-stamped red cloth, decorative endleaves; rubbed. Very good. View more info

"Experimentale og theoretiske Unders√ɬłgelser over Legemernes Brydningsforhold."

By: LORENZ, Ludwig Valentin (1829-1891).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Offprint from: Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Vol. 5. Copenhagen:, F. S. Muhle, 1869.: 1869

Seller ID: S6340


4to. [ii], (205)-248 pp. 4 figs. Self-wraps; top leaf loose, chipped. Very good. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. A "remarkable result of Lorenz' optical researches on the basis of his fundamental wave equation was the well-known formula (Lorentz-Lorenz formula) for the refraction constant R. . .. His first paper on the refraction constant, in which he also gave an experimental verification of his formula in the case of water, dates from 1869." - DSB. DSB, VIII, pp. 501-502. View more info

A Partnership of Lighting and Vision.

By: LUCKIESH, Matthew & Frank K. MOSS.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Williams & Wilkins, 1931.: 1931

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S9502


First edition. 8vo. vii, 241, 26 pp. 60 text figs, 47 tables, 27 supplement plates, refs., index. Original green cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust jacket; jacket damaged with some loss. Inscribed by both authors on the front free endpaper. Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

Optical Theories. Based on Lectures Delivered Before the Calcutta University.

By: MALLIK, D. N.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, 1917.: 1917

Seller ID: S8044


First edition. 8vo. 181, [ads.] 2 pp. Index. Blue cloth, gilt spine; spine ends slightly rubbed, else fine. Early rubber stamp of Royal Institution. First Edition. View more info

Traite de telemetrie.

By: MAZUIR, P.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris:, Editions de la Revue d'Optique theorique et instrumentale, 1931.: 1931

Seller ID: S0270


244 x 167 mm. 8vo. xix, 328 pp. 261 figs. (3 folding), 8 plates. Original green cloth; spine faded, corners bumped. Good. View more info

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Optice: sive de Reflexionibus, Refractionibus, Inflexionibus et Coloribus Lucis, libri tres. Latine reddidit Samuel Clarke . . . Editio novissima.

By: NEWTON, Isaac (1643-1727).

Price: $2,750.00

Publisher: Lausannae & Geneva,, Marci-Michaelis Bousquet & Sociorum, 1740.: 1740

Seller ID: S13116


4to. [iv], xxxii, 363, [1] pp. Half-title, engraved frontispiece portrait of Newton (engr. Jean-Louis Daudet after Vanderbank), 12 engraved folding plates, title vignette of 4 cherubs and a female figure, each using an optical instrument, representing learning optics/perspective (drawn by Delamoncein and engraved by Daudet), head & tail pieces and woodcut initial letters drawn by Papillon, index; first 11 leaves browned. Contemporary full vellum, green leather gilt-stamped spine label, edges with decorative red freckling as designed by the binder; foot of spine with faint ink marking "11-[... View more info

The Unpublished First Version of Isaac Newton's Cambridge Lectures on Optics 1670-1672; a facsimile of the autograph, now Cambridge University Library MS. Add. 4002, with an introduction by D. T. Whiteside.

By: Newton, Isaac.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, University Library, 1973.: 1973

Seller ID: BL3318

ISBN: 0902205056


4to. [x], 129 pp. Illus. Gilt-stamped brown cloth. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0902205056 View more info

The Optical Papers of Isaac Newton, Vol. I: The Optical Lectures 1670-1672. Edited by Alan E. Shapiro.

By: NEWTON, Isaac.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1984).:

Seller ID: S11195

ISBN: 0521252482


Volume I only. Large 8vo. xix, 627 pp. 3 plates, figures, bibliography, index. Navy blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine, dust-jacket. Fine in near fine jacket. ISBN: 0521252482 View more info

Selective history of theories of visual perception: 1650-1950.

By: PASTORE, Nicholas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York & London:, Oxford University Press, 1971.: 1971

Seller ID: S10908

ISBN: 0195012577


8vo. vii, 454 pp. Purple cloth, silver-stamped cover and spine titles, dust jacket. Ownership signature on ffep. Fine. ISBN: 0195012577 Dust jacket present. View more info