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KIRCHER, Athanasius. Ars Magna lucis et umbrae in decem libros digesta. Rome: Hermann Scheus, 1646.
KIRCHER, Athanasius. Ars Magna lucis et umbrae in decem libros digesta. Rome: Hermann Scheus, 1646.

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KIRCHER, Athanasius. Ars Magna lucis et umbrae in decem libros digesta. Rome: Hermann Scheus, 1646.

2 volumes in one, 2o (292 x 209 mm). Engraved title by Pierre Miotte of Burgundy and 38 engraved plates, including 4 engraved tables, 5 small and one large engraved folding plate (folding plate torn, some light browning and staining). 19th-century sprinkled calf (joints cracked). Provenance: Matthias (early ownership inscription on title).

FIRST EDITION. "Kircher compared the action of light to that of a magnet, examined the phenomena of bioluminescence and mineral phosphorescence..." (Norman 1216). Brunet III:666; NLM/Krivatsy 6396; Sommervogel IV, p. 1050; Wellcome III:394.
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