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Nuovo Trattato D'Ottica O Sia La Scienza Della Luce Dimonstrata Coi Puri Principi Di Meccanica

Seven folding engraved plates 4 p.l., 318 pp. 1 leaf, 8vo, modern wrappers (spine splitting but still holding well by the cords, occasional light dampstaining, uncut. First edition of an important work on optics by the eminent Italian physicist Nobili (1784-1835) in which he demonstrates his original theory of light and its propagation. Six years later he announced his discovery of "Nobili's rings," the colored transparent fils of metal deposited by electro-chemical action.

ID: 1992-00106
Nobili, Leopoldo

Creation Jan. 1, 1820 through Dec. 31, 1820


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