Read the review for the Vol-I I just wrote. Same holds here. Here I finished the first 3 chapters immediately after borrowing this from library, when I was about 16-17 years old. This set into me and
To understand the formalism of quantization, a succinct technical exposition from the genius.
This is a fabulous text on optics. Concise and conceptual. This is my prefered text on Optics and I own it.