THE WONDERS OF OPTICS

New York: Charles Scribner & Co., n.d. [1868]. First English edition [translated from the French, and edited by Charles W. Quin]. 12mo., xii, 248 pp., color frontispiece, illustrations, plus 36 pp. adverts. The blind-stamped cloth shows staining, rubbing and some wrinkling. Very good. Item #26459

A well-illustrated survey of optics from a discussion of the eye, to optical illusions, color, light, "the influence of the imagination," properties of the spectrum, reflection, magic lantern, telescopes, lenses, phantasmagoria, Chinese shadows, diorama, stereoscope, spectres-the ghost illusion, etc.

Price: $65.00

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