Item #4409 Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments. Obadiah Walker, attributed author.
Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments.
Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments.
Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments.
Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments.
Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments.

Propositions Concerning Optic-Glasses, with their natural Reasons, drawn from Experiments.

Oxford: At the Theater, 1679.

Price: $3,500.00

Quarto: 20.2 x 15 cm. Collation: [4], [1]-46 p. π2, A-F4 (complete with final blank leaf.)

SOLE EDITION.

Bound in 20th c. quarter calf and marbled boards. A crisp copy, some very light damp-staining.

An anonymous tract on optics and lenses, attributed variously to Obadiah Walker (“one of the most productive scholars of Restoration Oxford”, Abraham Woodhead, or Robert Cooper. Illustrated throughout with diagrams. Pages 1 to 23 concern convex lenses; pages 25 to 46 concave ones. Flamsteed, in a letter to Molyneux (11 April 1682), disparaged the book.

With a fine engraving of the Sheldonian Theater. The theater was designed by Christopher Wren (1632 – 1723) and named after Gilbert Sheldon, university chancellor. The Oxford University Press operated there from 1669 – 1712; the theater remains a landmark in Oxford.

Wing W409; Madan 3208

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