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Kircher, Athanasius
PHONURGIA NOVA, SIVE CONJUGIUM MECHANICO-PHYSICUM ARTIS & NATURAE PARANYMPHA PHONOSOPHIA CONCINNATUM. KEMPTEN: RUDOLPH DREHERR, 1673
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PROPERTY OF VISCOUNT STRATHALLAN, FROM THE LIBRARY AT STOBHALL

Kircher, Athanasius
PHONURGIA NOVA, SIVE CONJUGIUM MECHANICO-PHYSICUM ARTIS & NATURAE PARANYMPHA PHONOSOPHIA CONCINNATUM. KEMPTEN: RUDOLPH DREHERR, 1673
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Kircher, Athanasius
PHONURGIA NOVA, SIVE CONJUGIUM MECHANICO-PHYSICUM ARTIS & NATURAE PARANYMPHA PHONOSOPHIA CONCINNATUM. KEMPTEN: RUDOLPH DREHERR, 1673

folio (322 x 207mm.), half-title, additional engraved title-page, engraved vignette on title-page, engraved portrait of the Emperor Leopold I, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut and engraved illustrations, 2 engraved plates, near-contemporary speckled calf, later lettering-pieces on spine, small rustholes in Cc3 and Ff1, a few light damp-stains, extremities slightly rubbed


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Literature

Dunnhaupt, Kircher 26; Merrill, Kircher 25

Catalogue Note

First edition of Kircher's treatise on sound and echoes, partly written in response to Sir Samuel Morland's claim to have invented the megaphone. Kircher had also discussed acoustics in his earlier treatise, Musurgia (Rome, 1650).

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