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Brahe, Tycho (1546-1601)
ASTRONOMIÆ INSTAURATÆ MECHANICA. NUREMBERG: LEVINUS HULSIUS, 1602
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Brahe, Tycho (1546-1601)
ASTRONOMIÆ INSTAURATÆ MECHANICA. NUREMBERG: LEVINUS HULSIUS, 1602
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Brahe, Tycho (1546-1601)
ASTRONOMIÆ INSTAURATÆ MECHANICA. NUREMBERG: LEVINUS HULSIUS, 1602
Second edition, folio (315 x 205mm.), title with engraved portrait of the author, large engraved and woodcut illustrations, some leaves coming loose, ink inscriptions on title-page slightly corroded
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Provenance

Bought on the last day of November 1624, inscription on title-page by -- Meneses; [from the library of the convent of BMV de Gratia, in Portugal?]; bought from The Antiquarian Scientist, 1987

Literature

Tomash & Williams B223; Instruments in print 3; Norman 320; VD17 23:270097W

Catalogue Note

This second edition contains a biography of Brahe. The first edition was published in 1598 for private distribution. The work is an illustrated description of instruments used by Brahe at Uraniborg and Stjerneborg on the island of Hven, with an appendix in which the construction of those observatories is shown.

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