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Sale full of optical landmarks

Newton’s work on light and colour and Visscher London panorama are notable results

Books and works on paper

A final selection from the extremely varied Christie’s (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) major summer sale ranges from the scientific works of such giants as Newton and Galileo to the first jigsaw puzzle.

A number of very successful lots sold in the King Street auction of July 11, one that grossed £6.2m including premiums, have already appeared in earlier issues.

Newton Opticks

Sold at a mid-estimate £65,000 was a fine, first-issue copy in a contemporary English binding of Isaac Newton’s revolutionary work on light and colour, his Opticks… of 1704.

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