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Bod-Inc: A-014

Achillinus, Alexander

De orbibus coeli.


Analysis of Content

a2r Achillinus, Alexander: ‘De orbibus.’ See Thorndike V 37-49; Lohr, Renaissance, 5.

i3v ‘Tabula.’


Imprint: Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 7 Aug. 1498. Folio.

Remarks: GW records the types incorrectly. BMC suggests that the book may have been printed for Hectoris by an unidentified printer using materials formerly owned by Franciscus (Plato) de Benedictis (before his death in 1496, the latter had printed for Hectoris).


Collation: a–h6 i4.


ISTC: ia00037000

GW: GW 191;

Hain: HCR 72;

Goff: Goff A‑37;


Proctor: Pr 6638;

Others: Sheppard 5390.

LCN: 14332972


Copy number: A-014(1)

Binding: Italian eighteenth-century(?) half parchment over pasteboards.

Size: 318 × 221 × 14 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 209 mm.

‘Cælum Indignum' in pencil by modern hand on modern endleaf. Marginal notes in a seventeenth-century(?) hand at the beginning of book I and in the following books.

Provenance: Albergotti family (eighteenth century); inscription in pencil on pastedown. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); book-plate and shelfmark, No. 590: see Catalogue (1831); sale (1841), lot 510. Old shelfmark B.3.192. Purchased for £1. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1842), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 4.46.

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