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Athanasius Kircher (1602 - 1680)

Lot 382: KIRCHER (ATHANASIUS)

Bonhams

May 25, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Ars magna lucis et umbrae, in X libros digesta, engraved allegorical frontispiece, portrait, folding engraved plate (strengthened at fold), numerous engraved and woodcut illustrations (many full-page), some browning and spotting, library stamp on title, fore-margin of 10 leaves strengthened, modern calf [Caillet 5770; Ferguson I, 466/7], folio, Amsterdam, J. Janssonius, 1671

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Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) investigates the sources of light and shadow, concentrating especially on the sun, stars and moon. He looks at optical illusions, colour and refraction, projection and distortian, comets, eclipses and other phenomena relating to light.

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