Frankfurt: Dominicus a Sande, 1712. Paper-Covered Boards. First Edition, in Latin. Foolscap 8vo (160 x 98mm): ,476,pp, with title-page vignettte of galleon in full sail, woodcut head- and tailpieces and historiated initials, and 25 folding copper-engraved plates. Bound in speckled paper-covered boards (scuffed with minor loss to edges, spine, and rear board), all edges stained red. The binding is tight, the pages and plates all exceptionally clean and bright. An excellent example. Houzeau I, 10934. Near Fine. Item #BB0352
The German mathematician, astronomer, and theologian Johann Georg Liebknecht was a member of the Royal Society and correspondent of Leibniz. The present work, divided into three books, is equal parts mathematics, astronomy, geography, surveying, and navigation. Much of the content pertains to the scientific instruments each field employed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).