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68 2627 Astronomy Caus S de
68/2627 [Astronomy]. Caus, S. de. La pratique et demonstration des horloges solaires. Avec un discours sur les proportions, tiré de la raisons de la 35. Propositions du premier livre d'Euclide, & autres raisons & Proportions, & l'usage de la Sphere Plate. Paris, H. Droüart, 1624, (20),80p., woodcut ill. on title-p., num. woodcut (2x engr.) ills. (9x w. movable parts), contemp. vellum, folio.

- Partly waterstained in margins; a few leaves w. tear in margin (occas. into text); title-p. partly doubled and w. closed tear; a few leaves mounted on new stubs and w. sl. dam. blank inner margin; sm. libr. stamp (Bibliotheca Sancti Pauli Oosterholt) on title-p. and on verso final text leaf; bookplates on upper pastedown (F.C.G. Comte de Kuijpers seignr. de Rijmenam and le Vicomte Obert de Thieusies); owner's entries on first free endpaper (illegible and/ or crossed out), on title-p. (J.P. Allard (dated 1867)) and on final pastedown (François Joseph Duraij). Upper hinge splitting; vellum creased and with some small stains; lacks ties.

= Houzeau/ Lancaster I/2, 11432; Macclesfield Sale lot 498. Rare work on sundials. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXIX.

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