(ENGINEERING) BOCKLER, GEORGES ANDREAS Theatrum machinarum novum. Nuremberg, 1673. Second edition.
Contemporary binding of three-quarter vellum over boards (34 cm. tall), with spine lifted and twisting at top. Manuscript titles to spine. With contemporary signature to engraved title page and twentieth century stamp of Chicago collector. Engraved title page loose; table of contents trimmed. Contents collated as complete: 44 pages, followed by 154 plates. Browning to final few plates, otherwise plates are remarkably bright.
Baroque machines depicted include: windmills, paper mills, a roasting-spit, and a fire-engine.