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1767 Smith R. Cours complet d'optique.. 73 copper engravings - Book

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Smith, R.

Cours complet d'optique, traduit de l'anglois, contenant la théorie, la pratique & les usages de cette science. Avec des additions considérables. Par (Esprit) P(ezenas). 

Avignon u. Paris 1767.

Complete.

4to (26,5:21,5 cm). 

Illustrated with 73 full page copper engravings.

Original calf with gilt to spine and coloured gilt label. Bindings rubbed at edges and some wear along one spine, but holding well.

See Brunet V, 413; Poggendorff II, 423 (Pezenas) and compare 945 (Smith); Roller-G. II, 443.

One of two edition produced in the same year. French Edition translated by Pézenas and illustrated with 73 plates by Faure.

Good example of a rare work, internally fine. Very occasional age toning.