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THOMIN / Traité d'Optique Mechanique

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Description: One of the earliest instructions on the use of glasses for all sorts of viewing at all distances

THOMIN, Marc Mitouflet.
Traité d'Optique Mechanique, Dans lequel on donne les règles & les proportions qu'il faut observer pour faire toutes sortes de Lunettes d'approche, Microscopes simples & composés, & autres Ouvrages qui dépendent de l'Art. Avec une instruction sur l'usage des Lunettes ou Conserves pour toutes sortes de vûes.

Paris, Jean Baptiste Coignard, Antoine Boudet, 1749. Small 8vo. Modern half marbled calf, spine ribbed with red and green title-labels, red edges. With engraved vignette on title showing all sorts of perspectival and optical instruments, and perspectival and optical diagrams and illustrations of perspectival and optical instruments, incl. a camera obscura, on 4 folding engraved plates. XII, 372, (4) pp.

Rare first edition of a theoretical and practical treatise on optical and perspectival instruments and one of the earliest instructions on the use of glasses for all sorts of viewing at all distances. Marc Mitouflet Thomin (ca. 1707-1752), was optical engineer at Paris and a member of the Société des Arts. All sorts of perspectival and optical instruments are discussed and their rules and practical uses explained.

Good copy.- (Sl. traces of use; some ms. notes, some in ink but mostly in pencil in the margins).
Poggendorff II, 1097; Blake, STC National Library of Medicine, p. 449; not in Vagnetti, Honeyman Coll., Garrison-Morton, etc.
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