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Bod-Inc: A-155


Flores astrologiae.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

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.


ISTC: ia00357000

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.

LCN: 13957939


Copy number: A-155(1)

Bound with:
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: ‘'; shelfmark on lower edge of the lower cover: ‘'; 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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