## Dioptricae pars prima continens librum primum, de explicatione principiorum, ex quibus constructio tam telescopiorum quam microscopiorum est petenda. [Vol. I:] De explicatione principiorum, ex quibus constructio tam telescopiorum quam microscopiorum est petenda. [Vol. II:] De constructione telescopiorum dioptricorum cum appendice de constructione telescopiorum catoptrico-dioptricorum. [Vol. III:] De constructione microscopiorum tam simplicium, quam compositorum.

St. Petersburg: Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1769-1770-1771. First edition, a beautiful copy in original wrappers, of Euler’s magnum opus on optics, “widely known and important in the physics of the eighteenth century,” which “laid the foundations of the calculation of optical systems” (DSB). “The Dioptricae presented a universal optics with..... More

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