12 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
[HOE, Robert, III, collector]. LINDBERG, Pehr (or LINPERCH). Architectura mechanica of moole-boek. Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier, 1727.
2o (467 x 297 mm). Title printed in red and black. Engraved vignette on title by Folkema after Covens, 32 engraved plates on 31 leaves (most double-page). Contemporary calf, spine gilt (front cover detached). Provenance: Robert Hoe III (bookplate; his sale part III, Anderson, 22 April 1912, lot 1990); Arthur Hoe, Robert Hoe's son (bookplate).
Second edition, after the first of 1725. Pehr Lindberg went to The Netherlands with the express purpose of studying Dutch windmills. The Architectura Mechanica Moole boek contains both images and verbal explanations of the exterior, gear and annexes of various types of windmills.
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