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BÖCKLER, Georg Andreas (ca. 1620--1687)
[Theatrum machinarum novum. Latin]
Theatrum machinarvm novvm, exhibens aqvarias, alatas, ivmentarias, manuarias; pedibus, ac ponderibus versatiles, plures, et diversas molas. Variis frumentis commolendis, chartæ, & nitrato pulveri apparando, diversis tundendis, serrandis, terebrandis, panno constipando, decorando, aliisquè usibus destinatas, adaptas: ... Per Georgium Andream Bocklerum, architectum & ingeniarium. Ex Germaniâ in Latinum recens translatum operâ R.D. Henrici Schmitz, ...
Coloniæ Agrippinæ: sumptibus Pauli Principis, technempolæi Noribergici, 1662.
[10], 55, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl., 154 pl. ; 34.7 cm. (2°)

First published in German as: Theatrum machinarum novum, das ist, Neu-vermehrter Schauplatz der mechanischen Ku?nsten ... Nu?rnberg : In Verlegung Paul Fu?rsten, 1661. Added engraved t.-pl., by Mathias van Somer after Böckler, reading 'Theatrum Machinarum Novum. Exhibens Opera Molaria Et Aquatica Constructum Industria Georgi Andreæ Bo?ckleri ... Noribergæ Sumptibus Pauli Fu?rstii ... M.DCLXII.' See E. Ferguson, Various and ingenious machines of Agostino Ramelli, Johns Hopkins, 1976, p. 39; C. Davison, Special exhibition of historic books on machines, p. 13, no. 27.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 14s. on 29 December 1815. (Archive, Spiers Box). Inscribed in pencil on front paste-down xIx 154 Plates of Machines/ Mill Work &c &c =14=/ m, and in ink on front free-endpaper 0.6.1.

Binding C17th mottled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1721


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