Leçons élémentaires d'optique - La Caille - 1765
Par Mr L'Abbé de la Caille, de l'académie Royale des Sciences...
In Paris, at Desaint's, 1766.
1 volume in-8: VI, 204pp., 12pl. in-8, shine in vintage leather, back with ornate nerves, red edges, 12 fold-out plates.
This edition is augmented by a perspective treatise (in third part). The first and second parts concern optics proper, catoptrics and dioptrics. A worn cap and wedge
Father La Caille (1713-62) was a great 18th century astronomer. He carried out a long mission in the southern hemisphere (1750-54), and built an astronomical observatory in Cape Town (South Africa), where he carried out an impressive number of astronomical observations.
The first edition of this work appeared in 1750.