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Bramer, Benjamin (1588-1648/1649)
BERICHT UND GEBRAUCHT EINES PROPORTIONAL LINIALS: NEBEN KURTZEM UNDERRICHT EINES PARALLEL INSTRUMENTS. MARBURG: PAUL EGENOLFF, 1617
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Bramer, Benjamin (1588-1648/1649)
BERICHT UND GEBRAUCHT EINES PROPORTIONAL LINIALS: NEBEN KURTZEM UNDERRICHT EINES PARALLEL INSTRUMENTS. MARBURG: PAUL EGENOLFF, 1617
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 GBP
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Bramer, Benjamin (1588-1648/1649)
BERICHT UND GEBRAUCHT EINES PROPORTIONAL LINIALS: NEBEN KURTZEM UNDERRICHT EINES PARALLEL INSTRUMENTS. MARBURG: PAUL EGENOLFF, 1617
4to (188 x 145mm.), woodcut device on title-page, woodcut portrait of the author on verso of title-page, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, 2 folding woodcut plates, 1 engraved plate, woodcut illustrations, without final blank, modern crushed red morocco tooled in period style
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Provenance

bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1992

Literature

Tomash & Williams B227; VD17 23:236796Q

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of Bramer's description of his sector, which appeared shortly after Galileo's Le operazioni del compasso geometrico of 1606 (see lot 197). Bramer's sector has a removable arm which is attached to the main part with a pin at the end of each scale, which avoids the need for a complicated hinge.

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