Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Folio
Lot number:41
Page number:2
Author:Kircher, Athanasius
Title:China Monumentis illust. & Fig. ornat.
Publication place:Antwerp
Publication date:1667
Price fetched:0.3.0
Provenance references:24 December 1678 entry in Hooke, Diary, 1672-1680 (1935), p. 390.
Other notes:While it is not known when Hooke may have purchased this 1667 Antwerp edition of Kircher's China monumentis listed in the BH, he recorded buying an Amsterdam edition of the same year for 8s 6d from Moses Pitt's auction; it is listed as "[Kircheri (Athan.)] China Illustrata. (Figuris.) Amst. 1667," lot 252 on p. 47 in 'Libri Historici, Philosophici, Mathematici, &c. in Folio' section of Gijsbert Voet [& Moses Pitt], Catalogus variorum librorum inst[r]uctissimæ bibliothecæ præstantissimi doctissimique viri in Anglia defuncti, ut & aliorum in omnibus scientiis atque linguis insignium, ex bibliothecæ clarissimi Gisberti Voetii emptorum cum multis aliis tum antiquis tum modernis nuperrimæ ex variis partibus Europæ advectis quorum auctio habebitur . . . Novembris 25, 1678.
About 10 years later, Hooke listed the same 1667 Amsterdam edition on his list of desiderata on fol. 145r of British Library, MS Sloane 1039. This list can now be linked to the auction of Robert Scott's library, and the book matches lot 184 on p. 70 of Benjamin Walford's Catalogus librorum Roberti Scott . . . quorum auctio habenda est . . . decimo tertio die Februarii, 1687/8. This catalogue is available online via EEBO.
database ID:auct_BH_49


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