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SCHYRLEUS DE RHEITA, Anton Maria (1604-1660). Oculus Enoch et Eliae sive radius sidereomysticus. Antwerp: Hiernonymus Verdussen, 1645.
SCHYRLEUS DE RHEITA, Anton Maria (1604-1660). Oculus Enoch et Eliae sive radius sidereomysticus. Antwerp: Hiernonymus Verdussen, 1645.
SCHYRLEUS DE RHEITA, Anton Maria (1604-1660). Oculus Enoch et Eliae sive radius sidereomysticus. Antwerp: Hiernonymus Verdussen, 1645.
SCHYRLEUS DE RHEITA, Anton Maria (1604-1660). Oculus Enoch et Eliae sive radius sidereomysticus. Antwerp: Hiernonymus Verdussen, 1645.
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SCHYRLEUS DE RHEITA, Anton Maria (1604-1660). Oculus Enoch et Eliae sive radius sidereomysticus. Antwerp: Hiernonymus Verdussen, 1645.

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SCHYRLEUS DE RHEITA, Anton Maria (1604-1660). Oculus Enoch et Eliae sive radius sidereomysticus. Antwerp: Hiernonymus Verdussen, 1645.

2 parts in one volume, 2° (335 x 225mm). Additional engraved title, printed title in red and black, 10 engraved plates, including 8 folding, printer’s device on 2P4r. (A few leaves lightly waterstained, clean tear in 2P3 touching text on recto, 3 plates lightly waterstained, just affecting image of plate C, plate G with long but clean tear along fold, affecting border of plate, some light browning throughout, occasional light spotting.) Contemporary drab boards, uncut (lightly soiled), in a book case (lettering-pieces on spine scuffed). Provenance: inscription on lower margin of title removed.

FIRST EDITION of Schyrle’s main work, an important work in the history of the telescope. Schyrle describes an eyepiece for Kepler’s telescope as well as the construction of binocular telescopes which are to produce erect images. His binocular telescope, which consisted of four convex lenses, is the precursor to our binoculars today. His inventions helped the telescope to become an important astronomical research tool.
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