Auction 357 Old & Rare Books - Natural History - Science - Medicine

SCHÖNER, A. Gnomonice. Hoc est: De descriptionibus horologiorum sciotericorum omnis generis, proiectionibus circulorum sphaericorum ad superficies, cum planas, tum convexas concavasqu[ue], sphaericas, cylindricas, ac conicas: item delineationibus quadrantum, annulorum, &c. (...). Nuremberg, J. Montanus & U. Neuberus, 1562. (6), cviii lvs. W. 3 double-p. woodcut plates, numerous diagrams, printer’s device on v° of last leaf. Fol. Cont. limp vellum w. overl. sides. (Ties partly gone, vellum a bit stained/w. some small tears, no endpapers, title-page lacks but a facsimile title-p. on old paper is bound in (well-executed!), hole in leaf a2 repaired w. minor loss of text, some marg. stains).

First edition of this well-illustrated work concerning horology, the construction of sundials on flat and curved surfaces, the manufacture of astrolabes, how to determine longitude without using a mariner's compass, etc. - Adams S-677; Honeyman 2800; Houzeau & Lancaster 11370; VD16 S-3458.

€ 1000

result € 1200

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