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SCHOTT, Gaspar (1608-1666). Technica curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libris XII comprehensa. Nuremberg: Johann Andreas Endter, 1664.
SCHOTT, Gaspar (1608-1666). Technica curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libris XII comprehensa. Nuremberg: Johann Andreas Endter, 1664.
SCHOTT, Gaspar (1608-1666). Technica curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libris XII comprehensa. Nuremberg: Johann Andreas Endter, 1664.
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SCHOTT, Gaspar (1608-1666). Technica curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libris XII comprehensa. Nuremberg: Johann Andreas Endter, 1664.

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SCHOTT, Gaspar (1608-1666). Technica curiosa, sive mirabilia artis, libris XII comprehensa. Nuremberg: Johann Andreas Endter, 1664.

First edition of a work which includes 'much useful knowledge, descriptions of scientific instruments and mechanical technology. The first two sections of Technica curiosa are devoted to the aerostatic researches of Guericke and Boyle, and the treatise 'Mirabilia chronometrica' gives the first description of a universal joint and a classification of gear teeth' (Norman). Norman 1911.

Small quarto (205 x 160mm). Engraved title, letterpress title in red and black, full-page engraved portrait of the dedicatee on title verso, full-page engraved coat-of-arms and 60 plates on 59 sheets, some folding (short tear in plate 3, a few minor marginal repairs). Modern vellum, blue edges. Provenance: Stadtbibliothek Königsberg (stamp on title).
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