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Deliciae physico mathematicae Volume 3 by Georg Phillip Harsdorffer, 1653
Volume 3 of 'Deliciae physico mathematicae' was a follow up to Daniel Schwenter's 1636 book written by Georg Phillip Harsdorffer, and published in 1653. I cannot read German and so could possibly have missed relevant passages which are not accompanied by illustrations.

A full copy of the work is available at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=tgJaAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false


Pages 189 to 190 contain information about the folding of tablecloths.


Page 252 contains a cut and fold net for a rhombicuboctahedron (although the net is incorrect as it is ten segments, rather than just eight, in height).


Pages 256 and 257 show how to make a multiple image picture from triangular wooden slats.