Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Folio
Lot number:295
Page number:7
Author:Witsen, Nicolaas
Title:Scheep Bow en Bester ... cum Fig.
Publication place:Amsterdam
Publication date:1671
Price fetched:0.5.0
Location:British Library shelfmark 533.k.14.
Sloane no. E 25 [A 404 deleted]: no fixed url, search the Sloane Printed Books catalogue.
Provenance:Prior to Hooke:
Lodwick, Francis (bap 1619-d. 1694)
After Hooke:
Sloane, Hans (1660-1753)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 131.
Annotations:"Two leaves tipped in with notes about shipbuilding," noted by Mandelbrote.
Other notes:Two leaves of manuscript notes in Hooke's hand are bound into this copy. While the volume, which has been rebound, does not bear an acquisition note, Hooke noted purchasing his copy from Francis Lodwick on 12 July 1676. The notes are difficult to read as most of them have faded but from the more legible sections we may surmise that they contain references to ancient modes of shipbuilding, including Noah's Ark, and comparisons between contemporary English and Dutch ships.
database ID:auct_BH_316


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