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KUNCKEL von LOEWENSTERN, Johannes.
Wieder Neu aufgerichtete und vergrösserte in zwey Theilen angewiesene curieuse Kunst- und Werck-Schul, Deren Erster Theil meistens allerely Erdenckliche, nutzlich, und bewehrte Feuer-Künste vorstellet (vol. 1 of 2). Title printed in red and black.
Nuremberg, Zieger, 1705. With engraved frontispiece and c. 100 woodcuts in the text, partly full-page. (4) leaves, 1357 pp., (28) leaves index. Thick Sm.-4to. Contemporary vellum. Nuremberg, Zieger, 1705. Johann Kunckel (1630/38-1703) was the son of an alchemist at the court of Duke Friedrich of Holstein, acted as his father's assistant and worked for pharmacists and glassmakers, but received no university training. He is considered to be the discoverer of phosphor. Kunckel was appointed director of the alchemical laboratory of Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg on the Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island) in Berlin, where he made alchemy experiments and introduced glass technology to Germany. He was also the inventor of genuine ruby glass. In 1698 he became minister of the mines in Sweden, and also became member of the Leopoldina Academy. Kunckel is a more important figure in the history of chemistry than seems generally realised (Duven). The present work is a detailed compendium of engineering, chemistry, metallurgy and their application of the arts and crafts. Part 1: "Die wahre Erkäntnus der Ertzen und Metallen" is mainly about fire arts, mineralogy and the parting of gold and silver. Part 2: "Die schöne Form-Kunst, Bereitung guter Feuer-beständiger Haffner-Geschirr" deals mostly with china, tile stoves, and glass-making. Part 3: "Allerhand schöne Glas-Künste" contains mostly detailed recipes on the preparation and application of paint. Part 4: "Von denen natürlichen Edelgesteinen" is about gemstones, pearls, and coral. Part 5: "Chymische Secreta und Medicinalia" deals with the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hellmut Schumann Antiquariat [Zurich, Switzerland]

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