Translated from the French, and 'illustrated with seventy engravings on wood, and a coloured frontispiece.' Frontispiece missing in this copy. Part 1 has sections on the eye; the structure of the eye; the errors of the eye; optical illusions; the appreciation of colour; illusions caused by light itself; the influence of the imagination. Part 2 covers the laws of light, including colour, luminosity, calorifc, chemical and magnetic properties of the spectrum, reflection and mirrors - new chapter for English ed. - ; lenses; microscopes and telescopes. Part 3 deals with the magic lantern; phantasmagoria; other optical illusions; the properties of mirrors; chinese shadows; polyorama, dissolving views and diorama; the stereoscope; the camera obscura and camera lucida; the spectroscope and spectres. Many illustrations, including full-page representations of various kinds of show.

Item number 29831
Category Book
Type Science
Dimensions length 173mm; breadth 119mm; thickness 24mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people F. Marion (author)
Charles W. Quin (translator)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection