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Astronomical Instruments
A COLLECTION OF 7 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 500 GBP
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Astronomical Instruments
A COLLECTION OF 7 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Rohde-Hamburg, Alfred (1892-1945). Die Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen Instrumente vom Beginn der Renaissance bis zum Ausgang des 18. Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: Biermann, 1923, 4to, FIRST EDITION, cloth-backed boards, (bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1985), [T&W R106; Instruments in print 52], minor spotting and browning, slightly rubbed
ii. Gunther, Robert Theodore (1869-1940). The great astrolabe and other scientific instruments of Humphrey Cole [from Archaeologia LXXIXV, pp.273-317] Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1926, cloth-backed red wrappers, (bought from Rogers Turner, London, 2002), [T&W G107]
iii. Chaucer, Geoffrey (1343-1400). A treatise on the astrolabe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1928, 8vo, 7 plates, black buckram binding, (Otto Neugebauer (1899-1990), mathematician and historian of science, signature on half-title; bought from Scientia, Arlington, MA, 1997), [T&W C74]
iv. Boffito, Giuseppe (1869-1944). Gli strumenti della scienza e la scienza degli strumenti. Con l'illustrazione della tribuna di Galileo. Florence: Seeber, 1929, 4to, FIRST EDITION, original wrappers, [T&W B188], wrappers and spine detached, water staining to upper cover and spine
v. Chaucer, Geoffrey (1343-1400). Chaucer on the astrolabe. Oxford: Printed for the Author, 1931, 4to, SECOND AND ABBREVIATED EDITION, revised by R.T. Gunther (1869-1940), original blue wrappers, (bought from Scientia, Arlington, MA, 1999), [T&W C72], minimal discoloration to wrappers
vi. Brahe, Tycho (1546-1601). Tycho Brahe's description of his instruments and scientific work as given in Astronomiæ Instauratæ Mechanica (Wandesburgi, 1598). Cambridge: I Kommission Hos Ejnar Munksgaard, 1946, 4to, original wrappers, many leaves unopened, (bought from Scientia, 1999), [T&W B224], minor soiling, bumped
vii. [Westwyk, John]. The equatorie of the planets, edited by Derek J. Price. Cambridge: University Press, 1955, 4to, green cloth boards, dust-jacket, [T&W C73]
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