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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA (c.10–c.70 AD). Spiritalium liber. Translated by Federico Commandino. Urbino: Domenico Frisolino, 1575.
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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA (c.10–c.70 AD). Spiritalium liber. Translated by Federico Commandino. Urbino: Domenico Frisolino, 1575.

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HERO OF ALEXANDRIA (c.10–c.70 AD). Spiritalium liber. Translated by Federico Commandino. Urbino: Domenico Frisolino, 1575.

4° (193 x 145mm). Woodcut device on title, numerous woodcut illustrations of machines, historiated woodcut initials. (Occasional light spotting, few small stains.) Modern white half morocco. Provenance: erased ownership inscription on title

FIRST EDITION. Hero describes the fundamentals of pneumatics, including a simple reaction steam turbine as well as other applications. Adams H-369.
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