GNOMONICEN SUNDIALS HOROLOGY CLOCKS/1710/RARE 1st Editio/6 ENGRVD. VERY RARE - SCARCE FIRST EDITION - FIRST ISSUE RARE LIMITED EDITION of a CELEBRATED, IMPORTANT & UNCOMMON EARLY EDITION. FINE ORIGINAL HALF CALF LEATHER BINDING. RARE FIRST EDITION of a CELEBRATED WORK FINE LEATHER BINDING - FULLY ILLUSTRATED.
6 COPPER ENGRAVED PLATES - 3 FOLDOUTS GNOMONIC DIALS SUNDIALS HOROLOGY CLOCKS/FINE LEATHER. DISSERTATIO GRADUALIS GNOMONICEN Leviter adumbratam, Schematibusq; illustratam Sistens... By PETRUS ELVIUS Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy, Uppsala University. UPSALIAE: Typis Wernerianis, MDCCX, 1710, [published date: 1710]. 6.5" x 4" inches (LxB)., 77,  pages, complete with six full page engraved plates (3 folding), two with neat old hand-coloring, numerous in-text illustrations & diagrams, title with engraved vignette illustration of a Sun Dial, the last blank leaf at the end with old ink manuscript notes. The final signature is E8 in our copy and is complete.
Fine 1/2 calf leather binding, over with vellum tipped marbled board corners; blind ruled spine with a red gilt lettered morocco label laid vertically. This title is scarce, only one UK institutional located at the British Library. Rare dissertation on the history and manufacture of Dials Horology Clocks, printed in the Swedish city of Uppsala.
CONDITION REPORT: A rare book in a fine Fine modern 1/2 calf leather binding , minor wear/tear, scuffing to covers, spine, ends & corners, the pages-plates with minor age toning; soiling are clean & bright. The 1st two leaves a bit soiled, plates are clean & bright, the binding is tight & intact. The leather is smooth & supple to the touch. Note: The title page inner margin &. Repaired to excised lower blank margin.See individual close ups given in pictures. The pictures speak louder than a thousand words. Note: The picture says it all: Visuals are always more effective than the written word. A very rare - scarce title. There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal. BOOKS TREASURES IS A LICENSED BUSINESS. BOOKSELLER IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
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