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    A Collection of Engraved Plates from
    Gaspar Schott's Works on Optics,
    Acoustics, and Mathematics

    Gaspar Schott. Magia universalis naturæ et artis, Sive, Recondita naturalium & artificialium rerum scientia, cujus ope per variam applicationem activorum cum passivis, admirandorum effectuum spectacula, abditarumque inventionum miracula, ad varios humanae vitae usus, eruuntur. Opus quadripartitum. Pars I, continet Optica, II. Acoustica, III. Mathematica., IV. Physica...Würzburg: Sumptibus Haeredum Joannis Godefridi Schönwetteri Bibliopol. Francofurtens. Excudebat Henricus Pigrin Typographus Herbipolensis, 1657 [Pars II-III. Excudebat Jobus Hertz Typographus Herbipolensis] [H. Pigrin for the Heirs of Johann Gottfried Schönwetter], 1657-1658.
    Small quarto. Together three added engraved titles and seventy-six engraved plates: Part I with added engraved title and twenty-four engraved plates (Plate XXIV loosely laid in); Part II with thirty-one (of thirty-two) engraved plates, eight folding or double-page; Part III with added engraved title signed A: Frölich, and twenty-one engraved plates. Also laid in is an engraved title by A. Frölich for Thaumaturgus Physicus, Sive Magiae Universalis Naturae et artis pars IV, dated 1659, and a photocopy for a plate "Iconismus I pag: 19."
    Contemporary mottled calf. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, with the title in gilt in the second compartment. Binding worn, with some surface loss to front cover and one spine compartment.
    From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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