Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Mechanic Powers or the Mystery of Nature and Art Unvail'd

Auction:
2502
Lot:
362
Sold for:
$415$350

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Mechanic Powers or the Mystery of Nature and Art Unvail'd, Mandey, Venterus (1646-1702) [Joseph Moxon], London: printed for Thomas Shelmerdine, 1709,
315pp. plus a two-page catalog of mathematical instruments and books sold by Joseph Moxon and errata, 17 folding plates, 19th century marbled boards, rebacked in linen and erroneously dated 1799 on the spine.

Note: There is an earlier, 1696, edition of this same work, which is a mathematical treatise on mechanical advantage arranged in ten books, the ninth and tenth of which deal specifically with the mechanics of clocks.
Estimate $200-300

Keywords

Joseph Moxon, Mechanic, Thomas Shelmerdine, London, Book, Clock, Fashion, Horology