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73 2008 Huygens C Briggs W
73/2008 [Huygens, C.]. Briggs, W. Ophthalmo-graphia, sive Oculi ejusque partium descriptio anatomica, nec non, ejusdem nova visionis theoria. Leyden, P. vander Aa, 1686, 2 parts in 1 vol. w. continuous pagination, 312,(4),(8 cat.)p., engr. title and 3 fold. plates, contemp. calf w. richly gilt spine and letterpiece, 12mo.

- Contemp. owner's annot. on free endpaper; hinges sl. weak; engr. title cut short (without loss of image). One corner sl. dam.; backstrip trifle worn.

= From the library of CONSTANTIJN HUYGENS with his owner's entry on the title-p. (dated 1687). Waller 1456; Wellcome II, 238; Bibl. Med. Neerl. I, 90. Cf. Gar./M. 5822: "Includes the first known description of nyctalopia". Gorin, Hist. of ophthalmology 51: "Another 17th century ophthalmologist of note was W. Briggs (1640-1704). He collaborated with Sir I.Newton and was the author of 2 famous treatises: "Ophthalmographia" and "Nova visionis theoria" [both in our copy]. Newton's knowledge of the anatomy of the eye was strongly influenced by this work. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LVI.

€ (1.000-1.500) 4750