Auction 423 / Lot n° 630

SMITH, Robert (1689-1768) - Cours complete d'optique. Avignon: La Veuve Girard, Francois Seguin e Charles Antoine Jombert, 1767. Complete work in two volumes with 73 folding engraved plates. 2 volumes, 8vo (240 x 180mm). Four books with the addition of "Nuove esperienze fatte sull'occhio umano" by Francesco Buzzi, woodcut device on titles and decorations (some marginal tears, one just touching a letter in R4, light spotting, some plates cropped and plate 64 with some waterstaining). Modern half green marocco, gilt title on spine, red edges. Provenance: Michel (?) ownership note. DSB, II, p. 447 ("[The] work became probably the most influential optical text book of the eighteenth century"). (2)

Auction: 23 May 2018 at 15:30

Estimate 200 - 300€

Sold 150€
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