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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA (c.10–c.70 AD). Heronis mechanici liber de machinis bellicis. Venice: Francesco Franceschi, 1572.
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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA (c.10–c.70 AD). Heronis mechanici liber de machinis bellicis. Venice: Francesco Franceschi, 1572.

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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA (c.10–c.70 AD). Heronis mechanici liber de machinis bellicis. Venice: Francesco Franceschi, 1572.

4° (194 x 128mm). Large woodcut device on title, woodcut illustrations throughout, several full-page and one double-page, historiated initials, woodcut on title. (Faint spotting and soiling.) Modern boards, blue speckled edges

FIRST EDITION WITH NUMEROUS FINE WOODCUTS of this early treatise on mechanics applied to engines during conflicts.
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