Rome: heirs of Manelfo Menelfi, 1649.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Very Good. Item #003022
4to (195 x 144 mm). , 227,  pp. Woodcut initials, several woodcut illustrations in text. Early 20th-century simple cardboard binding (age toning, browned endpapers), marbled edges. Text little unevenly browned throughout (few pages stronger), occasional minor spotting, title page with two cut-outs (not affecting text and repaired with paper). Provenance: Giancarlo Beltrame Library. ----
Riccardi II, 671:2b; Sommervogel VIII 1526-247. - SECOND EDITION (first under this title), with additions, of Zucchi's work on classical mechanics, terrestrial and solar magnetism and the vacuum. The first edition was published in 1646 under the title "Machinarum omnium vires ad unum et aeque primum in singulis principium revocandi nova methodus" and is of exceptional rarity with the only known copy in the British Library. Zucchi, from Parma, taught at the Jesuit College in Rome, of which he became rector and colleague of Athanasius Kircher. - Visit our website for additional images and information.
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