Munich:: C.H. Becksche, 1956.. 8vo. x, 678,  pp. 13 illus., 80 plates (containing 169 photographic illustrations), index. Original printed wrappers. Near fine. First edition. Three parts in one volume. Important source for the study of German & Dutch astronomical instruments from 11th century through the 18th century. The first part is a narrative on the history of these astronomical instruments; part I is a dictionary arrangement of instruments makers (listed by name) and writers, including descriptions of instruments; part III is a collection of abstracts, Overview on manufacturers, review, timetable, literature, persons & property, etc. (Inventory #: BL4524)
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