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SCHOTT, Gaspar (Caspar, Kaspar).
Schola Steganographica, In Classes Octo Distributa quibus, praeter alia multa, ac jucundissima, explicantur Artificia Nova,. . .
Nuremberg: Jobus Hertz for Johann Andrea Endter & Heirs of Wolfgang Junior, 1665. Nuremberg:: Jobus Hertz for Johann Andrea Endter & Heirs of Wolfgang Junior, 1665., 1665. Sm. 4to. [36], 346, [6] pp. Extra-engraved title page (signed T.F.F.), half-title, title page printed in red and black, engraved arms of Ferdinand Maximilian (1625-1669), Hereditary Prince of Baden-Baden, 8 engraved plates (6 double-page, 2 folding), 3 tables (1 folding, 1 double-page), text engravings, woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Lacks 2Y1-2 book-list of Schott's works, found in some copies [supplied in photo-copy facs.]. Contemporary vellum, title in old hand on spine, edges speckled red; minor toning and foxing, vellum browned as usual; one tie remains. Bookplate of Hedwig & Eberhard Frey dated 1920, drawn by Reinhold Nagele (1884-1972). One plate with repaired tears at blank tab; otherwise a fine copy. GREAT WORK ON CRYPTOGRAPHY BY ATHANASIUS KIRCHER'S ASSISTANT. First edition of this early work on cryptography and ciphers, and more specifically secret writing. / Schott (1608-1666) Jesuit, student and assistant of Athanasius Kircher, during the last years of his life he decided to publish the mass of material he had collected on scientific subjects both from his own researches and those of others. He produced in a period of eight years (1658-1666) eleven books. He taught mathematics and physics at Mainz and Wurzberg. He ". . .yearned for the intellectual delights of Rome, and after twenty-five years in Italy he suffered from German winters and had to have his own hypocaust installed. . . … [Click Below for Full Description]
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