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(Renati Des-Cartes) Principia philosophiae.
Title vignette: device of Louis Elzevir., Last preliminary leaf (sig. b[4]) blank.
A description of the plan of Peking, the capital of China; sent to the Royal Society by Father Gaubil ...
Translated from the French., Caption title., "XCVI," from the Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1758, v. 50.
A familiar treatise on astronomy ...
By Jehoshaphat Aspin. Written expressly to accompany Urania's mirror, or, A view of the heavens; consisting of thirty-two cards ... designed by a lady., The 32 cards are in a box with title: Urania's mirror ...
A geometrical practise, named pantometria, diuided into three bookes, longimetra, planimetra, and stereometria, containing rules manifolde for mensuration of all lines, superficies and solides; with sundry straunge conclusions, both by instrument and with
Framed by Leonard Digges ... lately finished by Thomas Digges, his sonne. Who hath also thereunto adioyned a Mathematicall treatise of the fiue regulare Platonicall bodies, and their metamorphosis or transformation into fiue other eqiulater uniforme solides geometricall, of his owne inuention ..., Signatures: +, A-Z, Aa-Hh, Ii., Illustrated t. p.; hand-colored: head and tail pieces: initials., Black letter and italic types., Printers marks on last page., Title page reinforced., The first book to use the word "theodolite." cf. Oxford English Dictionary.
A prognostication euerlasting of right good effect : fruitfully augmented by the author, containing plaine, briefe, pleasant, chosen rules to iudge the weather by the sunne, moone, starres, comets, rainbow, thunder, clowdes, with other extraordinary token
Lately corrected and augmented by Thomas Digges his sonne., Illustrated t.p., Head and tail pieces; initials; side notes., Bottom margin of t.p. overtrimmed, obscuring part of imprint. Outer margin also overtrimmed, affecting side notes and some illustrations.
A treatise on the science of muscular action
by John Pugh., An t.p. engraved.
A week's conversation on the plurality of worlds.
By Monsieur Fontenelle. Translated from the last Paris edition, wherein are many improvements throughout; and some new observations on several discoveries which have been lately made in the heavens. By William Gardiner, esq;, Translation of: Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes., The first edition of the Gardiner translation has title: Conversations on the plurality of worlds., Head and tail pieces; initials.
Abbildung und Beschreibung deß wunderwürdigen unvergleichlichen Cometen : der erstmals zu Anfang deß Wintermonats vor Aufgang der Sonnen erschienen, und anjetzt nach derselben Untergang sich entsetzlich sehen lässet.
Illustration of town's people viewing the Great Comet of 1680, which was the first comet to be discovered by telescope and the comet used by Isaac Newton to test Kepler's laws of planetary motion., Variant of broadsheet printed by Schollenberger in Nuremberg in 1680., Mounted on late nineteenth-century thick paper., Stamp on mounting paper: Sammlung Hans Hopf.
Admonitio ad astronomos, rerumque coelestium studiosos : de raris mirisq[ue] : anni 1631, phænomenis, Veneris puta et Mercurii in solem incursu : excerpta ex ephemeride anni 1631 & certo authoris consilio huic præmissa, iterumq[ue]
An extract from the ephemerides which were based on the Rudolphine tables, used for publicity in an attempt to increase sales in the future book., Joannis Keppleri ... ; edita à Jacobo Bartschio ..., Signatures: A-B⁴., Head-pieces; initials.
Albertus Durerus Nurembergensis pictor huius aetatis celeberrimus, versus è Germanica lingua in Latinum ... Quatuor his suaru[m] Institutionum geometricarum libris ... denuo ad scripti exemplaris fidem omnia diligenter recognita, emendatius iam in lucem e
Signatures: a⁴ A-P⁶ Q⁴., The illustrations on P6r and Q1r have folded flaps., Printer's device on t.p. and on leaf at end., Several errors in paging., Lib. III contains Dürer's expositions on the construction of letters, with many large woodcut specimens of roman capitals., With: Dürer, Albrecht. Alberti Dvreri pictoris et architecti ... De urbibus, archibus, castellísque compendis ... Parisiis : C. Wecheli, 1535.
Almagestum novum astronomiam veterem novamque complectens observationibus aliorum, et propriis nouisque theorematibus, problematibus, ac tabulis promotam, in tres tomos distributam.
No more published., "Chronicon dvplex astronomrvm, vel astrologorvm, cosmographorvm, avt polyhistirvm, qui astronomica, vel cosmographica propius attigerunt. I. pars. Ordine temporum constructa. Pars II. Ordine alphabetico et ampliori ervditione digesta": v. 1, p. xxvi-xlvii., "Epitome genealogiae Grimaldae gentis": v. 2, p. [i]-ix.
Almagestum novum astronomiam veterem novamque complectens observationibus aliorum, et propriis nouisque theorematibus, problematibus, ac tabulis promotam, in tres tomos distributam.
No more published., "Chronicon dvplex astronomrvm, vel astrologorvm, cosmographorvm, avt polyhistirvm, qui astronomica, vel cosmographica propius attigerunt. I. pars. Ordine temporum constructa. Pars II. Ordine alphabetico et ampliori ervditione digesta": v. 1, p. xxvi-xlvii., "Epitome genealogiae Grimaldae gentis": v. 2, p. [i]-ix.