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Bod-Inc: A-153


De magnis coniunctionibus.


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A2r [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘Hic est liber indiuiduorum superiorum . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 615.

A2r [Prologue.] Incipit: ‘Tractatus primus qualiter aspicitur ex parte . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1581.

A2v Albumasar: De magnis coniunctionibus. [Translated by Johannes Hispalensis.] Edited by Johannes Angelus. Incipit: ‘Scientia indiuiduorum significationum circularium super effectus . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1402; Carmody 91-2 no. 13 2(a). According to a personal communication from Charles Burnett, Angelus was the editor of this text and of A‑157, and possibly of A‑154 and A‑155.


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 31 Mar. 1489. 4°.


Collation: A–N8 O6 P8.

Illustrations: Woodcuts of signs of the zodiac and planetary signs. Two astrological diagrams.


ISTC: ia00360000

GW: GW 836;

Hain: HC *611;

Goff: Goff A‑360;

BMC: BMC II 383;

Proctor: Pr 1882;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑226; CIBN A‑195; Essling 448; Oates 960; Rhodes 48; Sack, Freiburg, 99; Schramm XXIII p. 25 and taf. 29-32, nos 119-34, 136-59; Schreiber V, 3072; Sheppard 1330.

LCN: 13957935


Copy number: A-153(1)

Bound with:
1. Leopold, Duke of Austria, Compilatio de astrorum scientia. Venice: Melchior Sessa and Petrus de Ravanis, 1520;
3. Johannes Hispalensis, Epitome totius astrologiae . . . Nuremberg: Johannes Montanus and Ulricus Neuber, 1548.

Leaf F3 mutilated: missing portion of woodcut and text supplied by a seventeenth-century hand, with some unsigned biographical notes, dated 1633 and 1656, at least partly in the hand of William Lilly.

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf, rebacked; double fillets form a border; five fillets form a frame with a floral tool at the corners; a floral tool in the central rectangle.

Size: 213 × 156 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 206 × 143 mm.

Some woodcuts touched in red.

Provenance: William Lilly (1602-1681); inscription on back endleaf: ‘Lillius Lecestrensis 2d feb. 1642', who possibly purchased it from the books of William Bedwell (1563-1632); inscription on back endleaf: ‘2d Jan. 1633 pret. 3s’; Lilly's name and the year 1633 appear together in other books subsequently owned by Ashmole, for example Ashm. 465. Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 501(2).

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