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Auction archive: Lot number 12

Four early papers on optics by David Brewster in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXV

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$600
Auction archive: Lot number 12

Four early papers on optics by David Brewster in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXV

Estimate
US$1,000 - US$1,500
Price realised:
US$600
Beschreibung:

Title: Four early papers on optics by David Brewster in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXV Author: Brewster, David Place: London Publisher: W. Bulmer Date: 1815 Description: viii, 159, [1 blank], 26 pp. 6 engraved plates. (4to) 30x23 cm (11¾x8¾") modern full calf in a period style, spine gilt, morocco labels. First Edition. Includes Brewster's major contribution to the literature of science: "On the Laws Which Regulate the Polarisation of Light by Reflection from Transparent Bodies," Also three other papers by Brewster and one by Peter Roget. Also includes, in the same volume: Brewster, David. Additional Observation on the Optical Properties and Structure of Heated Glass and Unannealed Glass Drops. Roget, Peter M. Description of a New Instrument for Performing Mechanically the Involution and evolution of Numbers. Brewster, David. Experiments on the Depolarisation of Light as Exhibited by Various Mineral, Animal, and Vegetable Bodies, with a Reference of the Phenomena to the General Principles of Polarisation. Brewster, David. On the Effects of Simple Pressure in Producing that Species of Crystallization Which Forms Two Oppositely Polarised Image, and Exhibits the Complementary Colours by Polarised Light. Lot Amendments Condition: Title page browned, some light edge wear to text block; light foxing to plates; very good. Item number: 295373b

Auction archive: Lot number 12
Auction:
Datum:
9 Aug 2018
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Title: Four early papers on optics by David Brewster in "The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the year MDCCCXV Author: Brewster, David Place: London Publisher: W. Bulmer Date: 1815 Description: viii, 159, [1 blank], 26 pp. 6 engraved plates. (4to) 30x23 cm (11¾x8¾") modern full calf in a period style, spine gilt, morocco labels. First Edition. Includes Brewster's major contribution to the literature of science: "On the Laws Which Regulate the Polarisation of Light by Reflection from Transparent Bodies," Also three other papers by Brewster and one by Peter Roget. Also includes, in the same volume: Brewster, David. Additional Observation on the Optical Properties and Structure of Heated Glass and Unannealed Glass Drops. Roget, Peter M. Description of a New Instrument for Performing Mechanically the Involution and evolution of Numbers. Brewster, David. Experiments on the Depolarisation of Light as Exhibited by Various Mineral, Animal, and Vegetable Bodies, with a Reference of the Phenomena to the General Principles of Polarisation. Brewster, David. On the Effects of Simple Pressure in Producing that Species of Crystallization Which Forms Two Oppositely Polarised Image, and Exhibits the Complementary Colours by Polarised Light. Lot Amendments Condition: Title page browned, some light edge wear to text block; light foxing to plates; very good. Item number: 295373b

Auction archive: Lot number 12
Auction:
Datum:
9 Aug 2018
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
[email protected]
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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