Lot 918
  • 918

Newton, Isaac

400,000 - 600,000 USD
1,330,000 USD
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  • Newton, Isaac
  • <em>Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light. Also Two treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures.</em> London: Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, at the Prince&rsquo;s Arms in St. Paul&rsquo;s Church-yard, 1704
4to (9 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.; 245 x 186 mm). Title-page printed in red and black, nineteen folding engraved plates, woodcut diagrams and letterpress tables in the text; hinges cracked separating title-page from pi2, cluster of tiny wormholes sometimes merging as short trail running at very top margin of quires A-S, a bit of marginal dampstaining in second half, one plate number cropped. Contemporary Cambridge paneled calf, spine gilt in six compartments with red morocco label, plain endpapers, red-sprinkled edges; joints and corners rubbed with a bit of repair.