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a2r Albumasar: Flores astrologiae. [Translated by Johannes Hispalensis.] Incipit: ‘Dixit Albumasar. Oportet te primum scire dominum anni . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1013; Carmody 92-3 no. 13 3(a).
Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 Sept. 1495. 4°.
Collation: a b8 c4.
Illustrations: Woodcuts of signs of the zodiac and planetary signs. Seven astrological diagrams.
GW: GW 838;
Hain: HC *610;
Goff: Goff A‑357;
BMC: BMC II 388;
Proctor: Pr 1905;
Others: BSB‑Ink A‑228; CIBN A‑193; Schramm XXIII p. 26 and pls 29, 31, nos 119-25, 134-5; Schreiber V, 3074; Sheppard 1348.
Copy number: A-155(1)
1. Johannes Regiomontanus, Ephemerides sive Almanach perpetuum. Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, for Johannes Lucilius Santritter, 1498 (R‑039(2)).
Binding: Sixteenth-century German quarter blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. Frame formed by fillets; in the inner rectangle is a roll showing Jesus in Gethsemane, David and Goliath, and Moses(?) or possibly Samson with the doors of the gates of Gaza, see Haebler, Rollen- und Plattenstempel, I 332 roll no. 5, lettered ‘I.P.' Two catches lost and remains of one leather clasp.
Size: 208 × 160 × 35 mm.
Size of leaf: 196 × 147 mm.
‘1' and ‘2' in brown ink on the upper right-hand corner of the first leaf of each item. ‘Inc. 1812' in black ink on a slip of paper kept at the end of the book.
Provenance: Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria (†1651); armorial book-plate by Raphael Sadeler, 1650s, see Warnecke 1374, and Dressler-Schröder 23 and 57, Typ B1; shelfmark inside the upper cover: ‘Math.st.3.n.32'; shelfmark on lower edge of the lower cover: ‘Math.st.-.n.41'; probably shelfmarks from ducal library. Munich, Royal Library; shelfmark inside the upper cover: ‘No. 696. Inc.Typ' corresponds to the Munich catalogue Cbm Cat. 221 (1), fol. 18r. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; ‘Dupl' on a1r and on the front pastedown. Purchased from Munich via Thomas Rodd for Fl. 5, i.e. £0. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1837), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.19(2).
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