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A sketch of opticks: displaying the wonders of sight and manner of vision: The Cartesian and Newtonian Theories of Light: Ideas of a newly created Man: The Astonishing Appearances produced by plane Looking Glasses; Concave and Convex Mirrours, and Multiplying Glasses: The different refrangibility of the Rays of Light, and the Nature of Colours: The amazing burning Property of Lenticular Glasses, and reflecting Mirrours: With a Description of the Mirrour, whereby Archimedes burnt the Roman Fleet: A beautiful Aerial Scene described and accounted for: The Construction of Miscroscopes: Demonstrations of the Equality of the Angles of Incidence and Reflection, by easy Experiments. Remarks on Mr. Finny's Demonstration, &c. Wherein Some Mistakes of his are corrected, particularly his Misconception of Doctor Berkley's Definition of Tangible Objects and their Representatives. By John Donovan, P. M. Topographer, Practical Land-Surveyor & Diallist. Price---A British Sixpence.

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Cork : printed by J. Connor, at the Circulating-Library, Castle-Street, 1795.

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15,[1]p.,plate ; 80.

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ESTC T201551

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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