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MARTIN, Benjamin (1704 or 5--1782)
A new and compendious system of optics. In three parts, viz. Part I. Catoptrics, or the doctrine of vision by rays reflected from mirrours, or polished surfaces. Part II. Dioptrics, or the theory of vision by rays refracted through lenses, or transparent substances. Part III. A practical description of a great number of the most useful optical instruments and machines, and their construction shewn from the theory; ... The whole explained, exemplified, and illustrated by a great variety of copper-plate figures, as big as the life. By Benjamin Martin. ...
London: printed for James Hodges, 1740.
xxiv, 295, [1] p., XXXIV fold. pl. ; 19.0 cm. (8º)

With a page of advertisements on the verso of the half-title, and another on the final page. Pages 200--8 misnumbered 300--8. ESTC t25333.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper: JSoan and in a calligraphic hand John Soane 1770, the final 'e' added after 1783. The price s6 - 6 inscribed in ink on front pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, without spine-label or spine-lettering.

Reference Number 559


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