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Antiquariat - Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller
Stand E06

Kirchner's second paper on magnetic phenomena

Kircher Athanasius

Magnes sive de arte magnetica opus tripartitum, quo praeterquam quod universa magnetis natura, eiusque in omnibus artibus & scientiis usus, nova methodo explicetur, e viribus quoque & prodigiosis effectibus magneticarum, aliarumque. Editio secunda post Romanum multo correctior. Köln, J. Kalcoven 1643. Kl. 4°. 14 Bll., 797 S., 19 Bll., mit gest. Titel, 29 (1 gef.) Kupfertafeln u. zahlr. (3 ganzs.) Textholzschnitten, blindgepr. Schweinsldr. über Holzdeckeln d. Zt. mit 2 Messing-Schließen., [ 1643 ]

VD17 23:255233C - Dünnhaupt 2331 - Ferguson I, 467 - De Backer-S. IV, 1048 - Roller-G. II, 40 - Merill 5 - Ronalds 267 - Wheeler Gift 116 a.- Second edition, corrected and enlarged by the author shortly after the first edition Rome 1641.- With engraved title, 29 (1 folding) engraved plates, numerous (3 full page) wood engravings in the text (numer of plates in known copies vary from 27 to 31).- Contains all the knowledge about magnetism at the time. "Kircher discusses, for example, the magnetism of the earth and heavenly bodies; the tides; the attraction and repulsion in animals and plants; and the magnetic attraction of music and love. He also explains the practical applications of magnetism in medicine, hydrolics, and even in the construction of scientific instruments and toys." (Merril).- Slightly browned, partly waterstained, contemporary blind-pressed pigskin binding a little stained and rubbed.
Zweite, erweiterte u. einzige in Deutschland gedruckte Ausgabe. - Kirchers zweite Schrift über magnetische Phänomene, in der er den Ausdruck "Elektromagnetik“ prägte. „Großangelegte Arbeit über vielerlei magnetisch-elektronische Fragen, über Schwerkraft, Kompaß usw., entstanden auf der Basis eigener Experimente mit von Kirchner selbst konzipierten Apparaten.“ (Dünnhaupt).- Etw. gebräunt, tls. wasserrandig, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben.
£2,890