• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

    Sale 5489

    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 39

    STURM, Johann Christoph (1635-1703). Collegium experimentale, sive Curiosum. Nuremberg: 1676-1685. 4 parts in 2 vols, 4° (201 x 158mm). With final blanks. 4 folding plates and engraved illustrations throughout. (Browned, especially in vol. 1, some worming, one folding plate with a short tear.) Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in manucript (a very few worm holes.)

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    STURM, Johann Christoph (1635-1703). Collegium experimentale, sive Curiosum. Nuremberg: 1676-1685. 4 parts in 2 vols, 4° (201 x 158mm). With final blanks. 4 folding plates and engraved illustrations throughout. (Browned, especially in vol. 1, some worming, one folding plate with a short tear.) Contemporary vellum, spine lettered in manucript (a very few worm holes.)

    FIRST EDITION. An interesting document of 17th-century experimental science, including observations on the flying ship, the diving bell, the camera obscura and others. Graesse VI, 517. (2)


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