11-18-2012 11-18-2012
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2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Kircher, Athanasius (1602-1680) Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Kircher, Athanasius (1602-1680) Ars Magna Lucis et Umbrae. Rome: Scheus, 1646.
Folio, engraved title, illustrated with forty engraved plates extraneous to the collation, some folding; Jesuit geographical family tree repaired on the verso, ownership inscription of Stephan Spleiss (1623-1693) on ffep, with a few notes in the text; contents generally good, in contemporary blind-tooled alum-tawed pigskin over paper boards, ties lost, edges stained blue.
Kircher covers the waterfront again, with sections on optics, astronomy, cameras obscura, magic lanterns, and any other topics related to darkness and light.
Estimate $4,000-5,000


Stephan Spleiss