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1664 1st ed Technicae Curiosae of Schott Machines Engineering Science Clocks
[Nuremberg] : Sumptibus Johannis Andreæ Endteri, & Wolfgangi junioris hæredum. Excudebat Jobus Hertz typographus Herbipol. Prostant Norimbergæ apud dictos Endteros., Anno M. DC. LXIV. [1664] 1st ed - 1664 1st ed Technicae Curiosae of Schott Machines Engineering Science Clocks + compare@$8,600 / 21 Copper Plates I offer here the extremely rare and famous First Edition of this collection of mechanical marvels including a detailed account of Otto von Guericke’s experiment with vacuums which took place at Magdeburg in 1654; two teams of eight horse each were unable to separate the two hemispheres of a hollow sphere as long as sufficient vacuum was maintained within the sphere (see illustration). The work also contains accounts of the earliest use of the diving bell, Torricelli’s experiments on the barometer, Boyle’s experiments on air pressure, chronometers, perpetual motion machines etc. - I find only 2 examples of this extremely rare title for sale worldwide at $5,800 & $8,600 - Beautifully illustrated with 21 copper engraved plates Main author: Gaspar Schott; Athanasius Kircher; Johann Andreas Endter; Jobst Hertz; Johann Friedrich Fleischberger Title: P. Gasparis Schotti Regiscuriani e Societate Jesu, olim in Panormitano Siciliae, nunc in Herbipolitano Franconiae Gymnasio ejusdem Societatis Jesu matheseos professoris, Technica curiosa, sive Mirabilia artis, libris XII. comprehensa : quibus varia experimenta, variaque technasmata pnevmatica, hydraulica, hydrotechnica, mechanica, graphica, cyclometrica, chronometrica, automatica, cabalistica, aliaque artis arcana ac miracula, rara, curiosa, ingeniosa, magnamq́ue partem nova & antehac inaudita, eruditi orbis utilitati, delectationi, disceptationique proponuntur. Ad eminentissimum S.R.I. principem Joannem Philippum Elector. Mogunt. Cum figuris aeri incisis, & privilegio. Published: [Nuremberg] : Sumptibus Johannis Andreæ Endteri, & Wolfgangi junioris hæredum. Excudebat Jobus Hertz typographus Herbipol. Prostant Norimbergæ apud dictos Endteros., Anno M. DC. LXIV. [1664] 1st ed Language: Latin Contents include: Technicae curiosae pars II. Complectens quinque posteriores libros, videlicet VIII. Mirabilia cyclometrica. IX. Mirabilia chronometrica. X. Mirabilia automatica. XI. Mirabilia miscellanea. XII. Mirabilia cabalistica. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: [Nuremberg] : Sumptibus Johannis Andreæ Endteri, & Wolfgangi junioris hæredum. Excudebat Jobus Hertz typographus Herbipol. Prostant Norimbergæ apud dictos Endteros., Anno M. DC. LXIV. [1664] 1st ed Size: ~8.5in X 6.75in (21.5cm x 17cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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