312
312
Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
AUSZUG AUSS DER VRALTEN MESSEKUNST ARCHIMEDIS. LINZ: HANS BLANCK FOR THE AUTHOR, 1616
Estimate
7,00010,000
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312
Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
AUSZUG AUSS DER VRALTEN MESSEKUNST ARCHIMEDIS. LINZ: HANS BLANCK FOR THE AUTHOR, 1616
Estimate
7,00010,000
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Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630)
AUSZUG AUSS DER VRALTEN MESSEKUNST ARCHIMEDIS. LINZ: HANS BLANCK FOR THE AUTHOR, 1616
Folio (298 x 180mm.), woodcut diagrams (with an additional printed slip containing a reprint of the woodcut on K1r bound in), later limp vellum binding reusing a leaf from a fourteenth-century French canon law text, modern printed paper label on spine, occasional browning, woodcut on F3v shaved at foot
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Provenance

Hartung & Hartung, Auktion 82, 14-17 November 1995, lot 516; bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1997

Literature

Tomash & Williams K23; Caspar 49; Dünnhaupt p.2288, no. 31.2; Hoock & Jeannin II/K3.2; USTC 2043135; VD17 39:124695N

Catalogue Note

A translation into German of Nova stereometria, Kepler's work on the gauging of wine barrels, which was printed in Linz in 1615 (see lot 311), but Kepler has amended the text here to make it easier to read and he has altered the order of the material (there are printed references in the margins to the Latin text). He has also added an appendix on the weights and measures of the ancients and moderns, which does not appear in the Latin version.

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