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Animadversions on the First Part of the Machina Coelestis

Robert Hooke
First edition of Hooke's second Cutlerian Lecture with two of the three engravings of Hooke’s instruments present. Recent brown marbled wrappers… Read more
Published in 1646 by Printed by T.R. for John Martyn.
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First edition of Hooke's second Cutlerian Lecture with two of the three engravings of Hooke’s instruments present. Recent brown marbled wrappers with a paper label to the upper cover. New additional endpapers; text collates complete: [8] pp78 [2] found here with folding plates 1 & 3 bound in after the title page. Light browning throughout text otherwise very good. Hooke's criticism of Hevelius's Machinae coelestis pars prior is his most significant work on astronomical apparatus, describing for the first time several new instruments and inventions. Hooke's disagreed with Hevelius’s refusal to use telescopic sights. The first of the famous engravings from Hooke’s drawings depicts his design for a large one-man quadrant (constructed by Thomas Tompion) with a long adjusting rod, micrometer screw adjustment, telescopic and mirrored sights and eyepiece. Uncommon in commerce, the last copy made £5002 at Bloomsbury Auctions in 2013.


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Publisher Printed by T.R. for John Martyn
Date published 1646
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Product code 7795


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