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

(SWEDENBORG, E.). Nova observata et inventa circa ferrum et ignem. Et præcipue circa naturam ignis elementarem, unà cum nova camini inventione. - Id. Methodus nova inveniendi longitudines locorum Terra Marique ope Lunae. - Amst., J. Oosterwyk, 1721. 2 in 1 vol. 56; 55, (1) pp. W. 2 fold. plates. Cont. cf. (Rebacked, sides a bit chafed, last 4 lvs. of the first work remargined, the second work has a stain in the outer margin of one leaf).

Early works by the Swedish scientist, philosopher and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772). The first work contains inventions pertaining to iron and fire and new furnaces, the second work deals with a new method of finding longitudine and includes a part on dry dock ("Artificia nova mechanica receptacula navalia"). - Extremely rare first editions, not in NCC! - Poggendorf II, 1056. Not in Bierens de Haan.

€ 500

result € 800

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