Munich:: C.H. Beck'sche, 1967., 1967. Second edition. 8vo. x, 688 pp. 13 illus., 80 plates (containing 169 photographic illustrations), index. Original blue cloth with gilt-stamped on red-printed spine title; ex-library copy with spine markings, 6 "discarded" stamps (including all 3 edges), bookplate and pocket removed – still a tight otherwise unused copy. 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 #: BL4523)
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