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Athanasius Kircher (1602 - 1680)

Lot 10: KIRCHER, ATHANASIUS.

Sotheby's

November 30, 2011
London, United Kingdom

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PROPERTY OF J.R. RITMAN
ARS MAGNA SCIENDI, IN XII LIBROS DIGESTA. AMSTERDAM: J. JANSSONIUS VAN WAESBERGHE AND WIDOW OF E. WEYERSTRAET, 1669
2 parts in one volume, folio (447 x 282mm.), engraved additional titles to both parts, engraved portrait, engraved plate at start of part 2, engraved diagrams in the text, those on pp. 13 and 173 with volvelles, woodcut illustrations in the text, 4 double-page letterpress tables, one folding, contemporary red morocco, densely and elaborately tooled gilt, spine similarly gilt in 8 compartments, lettered in one, edges marbled and gilt, spotting and foxing, sometimes heavy, spine repaired at head and foot

Literature

Ferguson 1:467

Provenance

"Bibl. P. Olivae", contemporary ownership inscription at foot of title

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