Sale 09BP02 | Lot 285

LANA TERZI, FRANCESCO Prodromo overo saggio di alcune inventioni

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LANA TERZI, FRANCESCO  Prodromo overo saggio di alcune inventioni

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Lot 285
LANA TERZI, FRANCESCO Prodromo overo saggio di alcune inventioni....
.... Brescia: Rizzardi, 1670. First (and only) early edition. Full vellum of the period, title hand-lettered on the spine. all edges sprinkled red. 11 3/4 (30 cm); folio by imposition, 4 ff., 252 pp. (pagination occasionally erroneous, but text complete and in order); followed by 20 bistre-toned engraved plates, including one (plate two) of a vehicle equipped for flight. An extremely fresh and unsophisticated copy, with the bookplate of William G. Gerhard.
Lana Terzi's diagram and accompanying calculations were deeply influential on the development of the balloon, and it is no exaggeration to call him the father of the science of aeronautics. Magnificent copy of a seminal work.

The William G. Gerhard Collection

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $5,937 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Sold for $5,937 (includes buyer's premium)

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