Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Quarto
Lot number:526
Page number:19
Author:Dasypodius, Conradus
Title:Heron Mathematicus seu de Mechanic. Artib.
Publication place:Strasbourg
Publication date:1580
Price fetched:0.1.10
Location:British Library shelfmark 1400.i.25.
Sloane no. m 878: no fixed url, search the Sloane Printed Books catalogue.
Provenance:Sloane, Hans (1660-1753)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 129.
Annotations:"Leaf of notes possibly in Hooke's hand," noted by Mandelbrote.
Other notes:The small leaf of manuscript text is almost certainly in Hooke's hand. It is a quotation from De republica, vita, moribus, gestis, fama, religione, sanctitate . . . Quinti, Caroli (Ghent, 1559) by Charles V's librarian Willem Snouckaert van Schauburg (Gulielmo Zenocaro), containing the first five paragraphs of the section 'Horologium Caroli Maximi' ('Eivs' to 'possit', on page 203), which describes the celebrated astronomical clock built by the court horologist and engineer, Juanelo Turriano (c. 1500–1585).
Hooke also owned a manuscript copy in Greek of a book of automata by Hero of Alexandria [the scribe has been identified as Angelus Vergetius or Bergetios], now Royal Society, MS/31.
database ID:auct_BH_885


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