STURM (JOHANN CHRISTOPH) Collegium experimentale, sive Curiosum, 4 parts in 1 vol., FIRST EDITION, Nuremburg, Wolfgang M. Endter, 1676

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STURM (JOHANN CHRISTOPH)
Collegium experimentale, sive Curiosum, 4 parts in 1 vol., FIRST EDITION, Nuremburg, Wolfgang M. Endter, 1676

Sold for £ 750 (US$ 936) inc. premium
STURM (JOHANN CHRISTOPH)
Collegium experimentale, sive Curiosum, 4 parts in 1 vol., FIRST EDITION, half-title, 4 folding engraved plates, numerous engraved illustrations in the text (including one full-page of a flying boat), with 2 blanks, 2 very small archival paper repairs, some browning, eighteenth century panelled calf, rebacked with gilt red morocco lettering label [Krivatsy 11539], small 4to, Nuremburg, Wolfgang M. Endter, 1676

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  • Sturm (1635-1703), professor of mathematics and physics at the University of Altdorf, presents his experiments relating to hydrostatics, pneumatics, optics and magnetism, and descriptions of recent inventions such as an airship (using four spheres made of very thin copper foil tethered to the craft, the illustration showing a man steering with use of an oar), diving bell, microscope, air pump, and barometer.
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