Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Folio
Lot number:274
Page number:7
Author:Accolti, Pietro
Title:Prospettiva Practica ... con Fig.
Publication place:Firenze
Publication date:1625
Price fetched:0.3.6
Location:British Library shelfmark 536.l.21.(6.)
Sloane no. [none, black stamp only]: no fixed url, search the Sloane Printed Books catalogue.
Provenance:Sloane, Hans (1660-1753)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 119, 123; 24 December 1678 entry in Hooke, Diary, 1672-1680 (1935), pp. 388, 390.
Annotations:"Leaf with drawing of printing device bound in at end," noted (p. 123) and reproduced (p. 119) by Mandelbrote.
Other notes:Full title in the British Library catalogue: Lo Inganno de gl' occhi, prospettiva pratica.
Hooke purchased this book for 3s from Moses Pitt's auction; it is listed as "Lo Inganno de Gl'occhi, Prospettiva pratica di Piet. Accolti, Fiorenze, 1625," lot 22 on p. 1 in 'Libri Italic. Gallic. Hispan. Batav. Folio' section of Gijsbert Voet [& Moses Pitt], Catalogus variorum librorum inst[r]uctissimæ bibliothecæ præstantissimi doctissimique viri in Anglia defuncti, ut & aliorum in omnibus scientiis atque linguis insignium, ex bibliothecæ clarissimi Gisberti Voetii emptorum cum multis aliis tum antiquis tum modernis nuperrimæ ex variis partibus Europæ advectis quorum auctio habebitur . . . Novembris 25, 1678.
At the end of this book is a leaf of manuscript notes, calculations, and sketches, in Hooke's hand, including an illustration for "A way to print one-single coppy as fast as write it to send[?] &c.," and ideas such as "An engine by which a wagon coach &c. may be drawn up hill & down hill wth equall strength," "A neat true[?] easy exact plain motion by 2 plain Marbles," "Whether ye doctrine of triangles & measuring of angles may not be done by conick sections," and on the verso, "What if we suppose libratio[?] in ye earth - which will retaine[?] by a line of signes fro[?] capr: to cancre," with diagrammatic sketches for "one mold to grind all glasse."
database ID:auct_BH_295

 

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