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Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. London: Samuel Smith and Benjamin Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, 1704, 4to (244 x 185mm), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with page 120 misnumbered 112 in second part, title printed in red and black,19 folding engraved plates, some slight cockling of leaves, foxing and spotting but generally good with the odd age or use stain, rebacked panel calf boards. The title page does not state the author's name, and the volume includes the two treatises on calculus at the end of the work. References: Babson 132; Dibner Heralds 148; Grolier Science 79b; PMM 172; Norman 1588.

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