904. [Sundials]

HUME, James

Methode universelle, et tres-facile pour faire, et descrire toutes sortes de quadrans & d'horologes, equinoctiaux, horizontaux, meridionaux, verticaux, & polaires [...].

Paris, D. Moreau, 1640

8vo: [4]-490 pp. (tear in Zij touching some letters, erroneous pagination).

Contemp. vellum, flat ink titled spine.

Second edition, a reissue of the 1st of 1639. A treatise on how to build sundials by the Scottish mathematician J. Hume (fl. 1639). Ill. with an engr. title-vign. showing a salamander and more than 200 woodcuts in-text.
Ref. Houzeau & Lancaster 11453. - COPAC.
Prov. Van der Straten-Waillet, 1749 (ms. entry on title and at the end). - Castle of Waillet, Marche-en-Famenne (stamps at the end). - De Marchin (ms. entry on title). - Name on title (illegible).

€ 250 / 350

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