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Traité D'Optique Sur Les Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions, Et Les Couleurs, De La Lumiere. Par Monsieur Le Chevalier Newton. Traduit par M. Coste, sur la seconde Edition Angloise, augmentée par l'Auteur. Seconde Edition Françoise, beaucoup plus correcte que la premiere.

Isaac Newton

RA Collection: Book

Record number

03/2837

Author

Uniform Title

[Opticks., French., 1722.]

Imprint

A Paris,: Chez Montalant, Quay des Augustins, du côté du Pont saint Michel., M. DCC. XXII. Avec Approbation Et Privilege Du Roy.

Physical Description

[20], 595, [1] p., 5, 4, 2, 1 pl. (all fold.); 257 mm. (Quarto).

Contents

[T.-p.] - Preface Du Traducteur - Premier Avertissement De L'Auteur ... 1704 - Second Avertissement De L'Auteur ... 1717 - Approbation; Permission - [Text, with pl.] - Fautes à corriger.

Responsibility Note

No plate is signed. The repeated headpiece (for Bk. I pts. 1, 2, Bk. II pts. 1, 2, 3, 4, and Bk. III) is signed as drawn by Chaufourier and engraved by Herisset.

References

I. Newton, The optical papers of Isaac Newton, ed. A.E. Shapiro (1984); I. Newton, Opticks (1952); G.J. Gray, A bibliography of the works of Sir Isaac Newton (1907).

Provenance

Acquired between 1769 and 1802. Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century red morocco, gilt-decorated borders on upper and lower covers; gilt-decorated spine, red morocco spine-label lettered 'Newtons Optique'.

Subject

Optics - Light - Color - Theory
Treatises - Great Britain -
Treatises - Translations into French - Translations from English - France - 18th century
Pictorial works - France - 18th century

Contributors

Pierre Coste, translator
Antoine Hérisset, engraver
François Montalant, publisher
Jean Chaufourier, draughtsman