Apr 23, 2007 - Sale 2111

Sale 2111 - Lot 280

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SCHOTT, GASPAR, S.J. Mechanica hydraulico-pneumatica . . . Accessit Experimentum novum Magdeburgicum. 46 engraved plates (clean tears in plates 41 and 42, the latter also slightly wormed). Letterpress music in text. [28] (of [32]), 488, [15] pages; lacks half-title and engraved additional title. 4to, contemporary vellum; contents browned, blank lower margin of title excised. Würzburg: Heinrich Pigrin for heirs of Johann Gottfried Schönewetter, 1657

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first edition of a treatise on hydraulic and pneumatic inventions and principles, containing the first published description of Otto von Guericke's experiments with vacuums. DSB XII, 210; Norman 1910.