Horology and Science Books | 11 April 2013
Clavius (Christoph) - Fabrica et usus instrumenti ad horologiorum descriptionem per opportuni,
Sold for £700
Fabrica et usus instrumenti ad horologiorum descriptionem per opportuni,
first edition , woodcut device on title, 28 full-page woodcut illustrations and diagrams including 4 identical of the same instrument, woodcut diagrams in text, astronomical tables, title soiled, some other light browning or staining, modern bookplate of Fritz Curdts and with his signature on front pastedown, contemporary vellum, lacking ties, a little rubbed and stained, [Adams C 2097; Houzeau & Lancaster 11385], small 4to, Rome, Bartholomaeus Grassius, 1586.
⁂ The author's second work on dialling in which he describes the construction of an instrument to facilitate the setting out of dials, the precursor of the mechanical equinoctial dial.
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