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Gnomonica mechanica. Oder: Mechanische Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. In welcher den Anfängern ein besonderer, leichter, und wolverständlicher Weg gezeiget wird, auff alle ebene Flächen Sonnen-Uhren zu verzeichnen, und solche recht zu gebrauchen. Samt einer Zugabe von etlichen in Kupffer gestochenen bereits verfertigten Universal-Uhren, und zur Gnomonie dienlichen Instrumenten. Lindau, Johann Conrad Gaupp for Johannes Gaupp, 1708. With elegantly engraved frontispiece of two men making a large sundial, 40 numbered engraved plates of mathematical figures and sundials, and 1 folding letterpress table printed in red and black. With: (2) GAUPP, Johannes.Tabulae Gnomonicae, oder: Tafeln zur mechanischen Sonnen-Uhr-Kunst. Durch welche auff eine gantz leichte W
- Bibliogr. générale de la messure du temps, pp. 106-107 (ads 1 & 2); Berlin Kat. 1750 (ad 2), cf. 1749 (1720 issue of ad 1); Houzeau-Lancaster 11576 (ad 2), cf. 11579 (1711 & 1720 issues of ad 1); Zinner, p. 319 (ads 1 & 2). First edition, first issue, of an important handbook for making and using sundials, by Johannes Gaupp in Lindau. The 1711 and 1720 issues are less rare. The history, use and fabrication of sundials is very accurately and extensively described, profusely illustrated with many detailed and expertly engraved plates. The last two pages of the first work contain addenda and corrigenda. Although Zinner calls for the present 40 numbered plates and 9 unnumbered plates, the latter do not usually appear in the 1708 issue and were probably added to some copies later.With library stamps. Some insignificant foxing and spotting. In good condition, with the title-page of the second work very slightly shaved (with the loss of one hyphen). The vellum of the spine is torn and repaired, but the binding is also generally good. [Attributes: First Edition]
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