17 June 2008
HAGELGANSS, Johann Georg (1687-1762). Architectura Cosmica eclectica & enucleata; Kurtze doch Gruendliche aus der Ubereinstimmung des Lichts der Natur und Offenbahrung geleitete Vorstellung des Welt-Gebaeudes ... Frankfurt: Johann Friedrich Fleischer, 1736.
8o (174 x 103 mm). 4 parts in one. Double-page title and 5 woodcut illustrations printed in red and black, 13 engraved plates (12 folding). (Some light marginal staining.) Contemporary vellum (some light darkening to spine and covers). Provenance: Christfried Kirch (1694-1740) astronomer and member of the Academy of Science in Berlin from 1716 (contemporary signature on front paste down).
FIRST EDITION of this rare popular scientific and astronomical work, discussing the astronomical discoveries of Copernicus, Flamsteedt, Galileo, Halley, Hevelius, Kepler, Newton, Regiomontanus, and many others. Sotheran I, 1732; not in Houzeau & Lancaster or Caillet.
[Bound with:] [ANONYMOUS]. Einleitung in Weitere Untersuchung Einiger Bisher vor richig gehaltener, nun aber vor unrichtig befundener, und dagegen gesetzter Neuer Meinungen aus der Philosophie, eroeffnet von Lothar. Leipzig: Samuel Benjamin Walther, 1733. 2 engraved plates. FIRST EDITION, by an unknown author "Lothar" discussing the world order after Copernicus and Brahe. Very rare, we located only one other copy of this work in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbuettel, Germany.
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