Originally published in 1878 as part of the Natural Philosophy Series. A detailed and well illustrated book dealing with every aspect of Optics and Optical Instruments plus the analysis and theories of light. Contents include: Luminous and Non-luminous Bodies - Light - Reflection of Light - Refraction from Varied Surfaces - Properties of Lenses - Analysis of Light and Chromatic Aberration - Theories of Light - Polarisation - The Eye - Optical Instruments - Spectacles - Microscopes - Telescopes - Cameras - Stereoscopes - Kaleidoscopes - Magnifying Glasses etc. Many of the earliest scientific books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.