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Folio. , 412,  pp. Printer's mark of first title with the added fine engraved architectural title-page with scientific apparatus, 149 and wood-engravings including world map (p. 93); first title and dedication pages browned as usual. Added t.p. engraved has "praxis" changed to "pyxis" and imprint reads: Ferrarie apud Franciscum Succium. Contemporary full vellum, gilt spine title, edges colored. The first [typographic] title and dedication pages were added to this Cologne edition (see below). Aside from the two German leaves, the rest of the text is clean, crisp and very fine. FIRST EDITION, COLOGNE ISSUE, OF THE FIRST WORK TO DISCUSS ELECTRICAL REPULSION, "PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY FOLLOWING GILBERT." :: WOLF. THE FIRST WORK TO DISCUSS ELECTRICAL REPULSION. "On p. 194 of this famous work of the great Italian Jesuit will be found the first recognition of electrical repulsion. Gilbert's discoveries and theories are freely discussed, the latter often adversely. Sympathetic telegraphy disproved (page 301); magnetic field mapped out by iron filings; also diagrams of the magnetic (lover's) telegraph. Cabeo opposed the views of Copernicus on astronomy, as well as those of Gilbert on terrestrial magnetism. Copies of this first edition are much sought after." :: Wheeler Gift. "An important work on the loadstone. . . A curious chapter. . .institutes a comparison between electrical and magnetical attraction. . .The PHILOSOPHIA MAGNETICA is the second Latin book published on electricity." :: Mottelay. The Cologne issue adds a new typographic title-page and resets the dedication leaf (conjugate leaf) beginning "Ludovico XIII" [see Wellcome description]. The Papal arms which were at the top of the engraved title-page are replaced with the Jesuit emblem and the last line of the title beginning with "multa quoque dicuntur." has been added. It seems fairly obvious that Succi printed two variants of the book, one intended for the German trade; the paper of the book is distinctly a superior Italian printing on fine paper except for the added leaves which are on the typically browned paper of seventeenth century German books. Probably Kinkius printed these two leaves and sent them to Italy to be added to his issue of the book. This copy is in a typical Italian binding of the time which implies, in this cataloger's mind, that Succi supplied the books with the changes in a finished form to his German counterpart. REFERENCES: Bakken 7; Bibl. Dt. Mus. Libri rari 060; Ferguson I, 136; Riccardi I, 205; Ronalds 92; Sotheran, 659; Wheeler Gift 97; De Backer-Sommervogel II, 483, 1; Thorndike VII, 267ff.; Wellcome I, 1171a. Full title: Philosophia Magnetica, In Qua Magnetis Natura Penitus Explicatur. Et Omnium Quae Hoc Lapide cernuntur, causae propriae afferuntur: Nova Etiam Praxis Construitur. quae propriam Poli elevationem, cum meridiano, ubique demonstrat, Multa Quoque Dicuntur De electricis & aliis attractionibus, & eorum casis FULL TITLE: Philosophia Magnetica, In Qua Magnetis Natura Penitus Explicatur. Et Omnium Quae Hoc Lapide cernuntur, causae propriae afferuntur: Nova Etiam Praxis Construitur. quae propriam Poli elevationem, cum meridiano, ubique demonstrat,. . .. [PLEASE CONTACT DIRECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION]. First Edition.
Title: Philosophia Magnetica, In Qua Magnetis Natura Penitus Explicatur. Et Omnium Quae Hoc Lapide cernuntur, causae propriae afferuntur. . ..
Publisher: Cologne and Ferrara:, Johann Kinckius, Francesco Succi, 1629.: 1629
lbs: 9.00 lbs
Seller ID: S13076