Die spiegel-scheibe. Ein neues catoptrisches instrument zur messung terrestrischer winkel und bestimmung der Sonnenhöhen


Published by A. Strauss, 1817
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Title: Die spiegel-scheibe. Ein neues catoptrisches...

Publisher: A. Strauss

Publication Date: 1817

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition


FIRST EDITION. 8 vo. Rear plain gray wrapper. 14, (2,blank) pp. Folding engraved plate after the author's drawing. Title page dustsoiled; a good to very good copy. The fine copperplate shows the instrument in two forms, first with its micrometer adjusted telescope on a leveling base sighting on a vertical 360 circle with a central mirror; and second, as a hand-held instrument with the circle horizontal. Intended for geodetic use, the first arrangement allows determining a horizon when none is visible by measuring the height of the sun. Bookseller Inventory # 000529

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Store Description: The ANTIQUARIAN SCIENTIST (P.O. Box 448, Southampton, MA 01073 USA; antiqsci@comcast.net), established in 1976, specializes in rare books in science, medicine, and technology. In addition, we offer antique scientific instruments, and appraisals and collection development in these specialty areas. Thus far we have published forty-one illustrated and annotated catalogues. We also co-published the print journal "Rittenhouse" which is devoted to the history of the scientific instrument enterprise in America. We are members of SNEAB and numerous professional societies relating to books, instruments, and the history of science and medicine. It has always been our policy to provide to our clients professional quality services.