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Bramer, Benjamin (1588-1648/1649)
BESCHREIBUNGE UND UNDERRICHT WIE ALLERLEY THEYLUNGEN ZU DEN MATHEMATISCHEN INSTRUMENTEN ZU VERFERTIGEN. MARBURG: PAUL EGENOLFF, 1615
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Bramer, Benjamin (1588-1648/1649)
BESCHREIBUNGE UND UNDERRICHT WIE ALLERLEY THEYLUNGEN ZU DEN MATHEMATISCHEN INSTRUMENTEN ZU VERFERTIGEN. MARBURG: PAUL EGENOLFF, 1615
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Bramer, Benjamin (1588-1648/1649)
BESCHREIBUNGE UND UNDERRICHT WIE ALLERLEY THEYLUNGEN ZU DEN MATHEMATISCHEN INSTRUMENTEN ZU VERFERTIGEN. MARBURG: PAUL EGENOLFF, 1615
4to (197 x 141mm.), woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams, 2 folding woodcut plates, modern half calf, some heavy browning, small tear to each plate
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 2005

Literature

Tomash & Williams Add 9; VD17 39:121571A

Catalogue Note

RARE FIRST EDITION of Bramer's practical treatise on the construction and usage of a sector or proportional compass. He mentions previous writers on the subject, from Galileo and Bernegger to Thomas Digges and Tycho Brahe.

Bramer was adopted at a young age by the mathematician Jost Bürgi, his brother-in-law, who gave him an excellent education. He later became master builder to the court of the Protestant Landgrave Moritz of Hesse-Kassel, planning fortifications and defences during the early years of the Thirty Years' War.

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