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  1. Dioptrica nova. A Treatise of Dioptricks, In Two Parts.

    Dioptrica nova. A Treatise of Dioptricks, In Two Parts.

    Wherein the Various Effects and Appearances of Spherick Glasses, both Convex and Concave, Single and Combined, in Telescopes and Microscopes, Together with Their Usefulness in many Concerns of humane life, are explained.
    First edition of the first treatise on the subject to be published in English. Molyneux, who has a claim to be considered the founder of modern science in Ireland, based his book on his discourses to the Dublin Philosophical Society delivered between 1683 and 1686 on the illusion of the different magnitudes of the horizontal and meridional moon, on double vision, and on why four glasses in a telescope show objects erect. Learn More
    £15,000

    Date of Publication: 1692

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 80630

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