MECHANICA.
[JUNGENICKEL, ADREAS]

[1650] Orginal German manuscript [ca. 1650] for printed text of JUNGENICKEL ANDREAS und MARTIN STIER Schlüssel zur Mechanica, Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung der Vier Haupt Instrumenten der Machination, als deß Hebels, Getriebs, Schrauben, Kloben..(1661). Folio. Modern vellum on boards. The German text written in ink in fine hand contains numerous drawings of mechanical devices or principles. The water marks on the laid paper are from around 1650. The text is a discussion between an engineer (Ingenier) and a mechanic (Mechanico) presented as numbered couplets. The engineer poses a question to the mechanic who replies. The reply is complemented with illustration(s). We coud not find any record of a manuscript for this work by Andrea Jugenickels which was published posthumously. Collation of this text against a digitized copy of the published work provided proof that this is a working copy of, if not, the uneditied original manuscript for the publication. The engraved frontispiece would have been added by the printer. This opinion is based on finding that there are several missing sections of text, but a number of sections that are not present in the published book. This a rare original 17th century manuscript [JUGENICKELS, ADREAS]. Machination Herren Andreas Jüngenickels Churf. Sacks. Battrimeister. Original German manuscript [ca.1650] with additions and deletions not found in printed text of JUNGENICKEL ANDREAS' und MARTIN STIER: Schlüssel zur Mechanica, Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung der Vier Haupt Instrumenten der Machination, als deß Hebels, Getriebs, Schrauben, Kloben…(1661). Folio (32.8 x 20.8cm). Modern vellum on boards; title and name gilt embossed on spine; new end papers; uncut leaves. Collation: [100 lls] with over 100 text diagrams. Text is in brown ink and diagrams in black. This contemporary German manuscript is written in fine hand. It contains numerous drawings of mechanical devices or principles found in final printed work. The water marks on the laid paper are from around 1650. The manuscript covers all the printed text from p. 1-368, omitting the introductory section and "Register" present in the published book."This work is structured as a dialogue between an engineer and a mechanic, in which they discuss the principal instruments of machinery including the level, gear, screw and pulley. A section is devoted to a discussion of planetary movement with references to Sarco Bosco, Copernicus, and Apianus." (Hill- Biblio. Mechanica p.180)The text is a discussion between an engineer (Ingenier) and a mechanic (Mechanico) presented as numbered couplets. The engineer poses a question to the mechanic who replies. The reply is complemented with illustration(s). We could not find any record of a manuscript for this work by Andrea Jugenickels which was published posthumously. Very Good + Full Vellum (Item ID: 0000445)

$7,500.00

Collation of this text against a digitized copy of the published work provided proof that this is a working copy of, if not, this is an un-edited original manuscript. This opinion is based on finding that there are several missing sections of text as well as a number of added sections not present in the published book. This is a rare original 17th century manuscript. (Grasse:III. 498)

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