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Treatise on Light. In which are explained The causes of that which occurs in Reflexion, & in Refraction. And particularly In the strage Refraction of Icelandic Crystal. Rendered into English By Silvanus P. Thompson.


London, Macmillan and Co. (Chiswick Press), 1912. 4to. Uncut in orig. cloth-backed boards with printed papertitlelabel on back. Lower right corner of titlepage cut, no loss of text. XII,128,(2) pp. Internally clean and fine. ¶ First English edition of Huygens' importent work "Traité de la Lumiere. 1690". The work provides an explicit development of the wave theory of light, including elaboration of how the wave theory can account for reflexion, refraction, and rectlininear propagation. - Dibner, Heralds of Sciens No. 146 (the first edition 1690).

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