Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière. Pierre BOUGUER.
Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière.

Essai d'optique sur la gradation de la lumière.

Paris, Jombert, 1729. In-12. [168 x 94 mm] Collation : (22), 164, (4) pp., 3 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.). ____ Première édition. Inventeur du photométre, Pierre Bouguer (1698-1758) est aussi le créateur d'une partie importante de l'optique de l'atmosphère. "Bouguer is regarded as the founder of photometry, the branch of optics concerned with measuring the intensity of light. His two most important contributions to the subject are contained in his "Essai". Illustré par 3 planches dépliantes hors-texte. Bel exemplaire. Norman 283. Dict. of Scientific Biography 2, 344. Lalande 471. *-------* First edition. Illustrated by 3 engraved folding plates. "Bouguer is regarded as the founder of photometry, the branch of optics concerned with measuring the intensity of light. His two most important contributions to the subject are contained in his "Essai". Fine copy. Item #11378

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