Nuremburg: Sumtibus Wolfgangi Mauritii Endteri, 1676. First Edition. hardcover. 4 folding plates. many text illus. of instruments. 8vo, contemporary vellum-backed marbled boards; (foxing to text and lightly to plates, boards worn, vellum soiled). Norimbergae: Sumtibus Wolfgangi Mauritii Endteri, 1676.
Author was the first in distinguished German family of ecclesiastics and scientists, and the person credited with restoring the study of the physical sciences in Germany. Sturm held the chairs for mathematics and physics at the University of Altdorf. Biog Univ. He was the "...founder of the Collegium Curiosum sive Experimentale and reputedly the most skilled experimenter in Germany." DSB IV, p. 166.