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Bod-Inc: A-156


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; not listed in Carmody.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Baptista Sessa, [c.1500]. 4°.


Collation: a–e4.

Illustrations: Large woodcut initial ‘D' on a2r. Woodcuts of signs of the zodiac and planetary signs. Seven astrological diagrams.


ISTC: ia00358000

GW: GW 839;

Hain: HC *608;

Goff: Goff A‑358;

BMC: BMC V 482;

Proctor: Pr 5598;

Others: BSB‑Ink A‑229; Essling 437; Sander 213; Sheppard 4356.

LCN: 13957848


Copy number: A-156(1)

Bound with:
1. Omar, De nativitatibus. Venice: Johannes Baptista Sessa, 26 Mar. 1503;
2. Michaelis Maestlinus, Alterum examen novi pontificialis Gregoriani kalendarii. Tübingen: Georgius Gruppenbachius, 1586;
4. Johannes Kepler, Supplementum Chiliadis logarithmorum. Marburg: Caspar Chemlinus, 1625;
5. Supputatio ecclesiastica. Würzburg: Georgius Fleischmann, 1595;
6. John Selden, De anno civili et calendario. London: Richard Bishop, 1644 (Wing S2423);
7. Josephus Scaliger, Elenchus vtriusque orationis chronologicae D. Davidis Parei. Leiden: Henricus Ludovicus ab Haestens, for Ludovicus Elzevierius, 1607.

Lower edge cropped.

Binding: Seventeenth-century English blind-tooled calf (after 1644, before 1674); on both covers triple fillets form a border and define a narrow and a wide rectangle. Formerly chained; staple-marks of a hasp at head of the upper cover.

Size: 178 × 144 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 172 × 132 mm.

Provenance: Perhaps owned by Anthony Wotton (1561?-1626); autograph on title-page of item 2. John Selden (1584-1654); his motto on a2r of item 6; these six items bound together by 1674 (see individual entries in Hyde, Catalogus) but no entry has been found for the volume in any of the manuscript catalogues of Selden's collection. In the Library by 1674, with a Selden shelfmark.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: G 1. 12 Art. Seld.

SHELFMARK: BB 17(3) Art. Seld.

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