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Technology. SCHOTT. Mechanica Hydraulico-Pneumatica.

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Technology. SCHOTT. Mechanica Hydraulico-Pneumatica.
 Schott?s pneumatic hydraulic mechanics. SCHOTT, Gaspar. Mechanica Hydraulico-PneumaticaFrancoforte sul Meno, Johann Gottfried Schönwetter e Heinrich Pigrin, 1657 (1658).

4to, 153x209 mm.; pp. 36, 488, 16; Contemporary leather binding spine with 4 ribs, sections with gilt titles and ornamnets; Elegant illustrated title page engraved on copper, with 46 full page copper plates, some of them folded. Bookplate ?Ludovicus De Puget, Patricius Lugdunenis ?inside cover, note of possession on the first leaf. Sign of wear at the binding, some browning and foxed pages, good specimen.

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First edition published by the Jesuit Gaspar Schott 1608-1666, pupil of Athanasius Kircher who devoted much of his career to the spread of scientific knowledge. Norman, n. 1910: "The appendix to Schott's work contains the first published report of Guericke's experiments with the vacuum pump. Guericke had communicated the results of his experiments to Schott in 1657, but did not publish his own account until 1672." 1658. Norman 1910; Dünnhaupt, S. 3811, 3; RISM B VI/2, 771; Eitner IX 66 f; De Backer/S. VII, 904; Poggendorff II, 838; Wheeler Gift I, 142; DSB 12, 210.
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