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Bod-Inc: A-221

Alphonsus X, Rex Castellae

Tabulae Astronomicae.


Analysis of Content

A2r Augustinus [Käsebrod] Moravus Olomucensis: [Letter to] Johannes Lucilius Santritter. ‘Exhortatoria in impressionem tabularum Astronomicarum Alfonsi Regis.’ Incipit: ‘Quum temporum nostrorum conditionem mecum ipse reputo, Johannes Lucili amice suauissime, eamque ex priscorum illorum imagine diligentius expendo atque pertracto . . .’ Text dated Padua, 16 June 1492.

A3r Santritter, Johannes Lucilius: [Letter to] Augustinus Moravus. Incipit: ‘Exultarem non minori gaudio quam tu, Augustine suauissime, quod ea nos tempora incidimus . . .’ Text dated Venice, 31 Oct. 1492.

A4r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius]: ‘Canones siue Propositiones in Tabulas Alphonsinas.’ Incipit: ‘Canon siue Propositio prima. [T]empus quodlibet et eram quamlibet ex tabulis ad hoc factis extrahere . . .’

D8v [Note attributing some of the Canones to Johannes Lucilius Santritter.]

1e1v [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius?]: ‘Tabula regionum, prouinciarum ac ciuitatum insigniorum Europe.’

1e2r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius?]: ‘Tabula climatum.’

1e3r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius?]: ‘Tabula quantitatis dierum.’

1e4r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius?]: ‘Tabula aequationis dierum.’

1e5r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius?]: ‘Tabulae conuersionis.’

1e6r [Santritter, Johannes Lucilius?]: [Observations on the preceding tables.]

a1r Alphonsus X, Rex Castellae [pseudo-]: Tabulae astronomicae. Edited by Johannes Lucilius Santritter. Incipit: ‘Tabula temporum hoc est erarum differentie, siue differentiarum vnius regni ad aliud et nomina regum atque cuiuslibet ere cognite . . .’ Les Tables Alphonsines avec les canons de Jean de Saxe, ed. Emmanuel Poulle (Paris, 1984), 107-84 (here modified and expanded). See A‑220.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Hamman, 31 Oct. 1492. 4°.


Collation: A–D8 e6 a–h8 i k6.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials and 13 woodcuts.


ISTC: ia00535000

GW: GW 1258;

Hain: H *869;

Goff: Goff A‑535;

BMC: BMC V 424;

Proctor: Pr 5188;

Others: Oates 2034; Rhodes 66; Sack, Freiburg, 121; Sander 278; Sheppard 4139-41.

LCN: 14423990


Copy number: A-221(1)

Wanting k6.

Binding: Eighteenth-century Dutch(?) calf; on both covers a frame is formed by a gilt chain-type roll; on the spine a title-label and in five compartments a repeated tool of a crown with a sceptre and two palm leaves; marbled pastedowns. Similar chain tool on B‑221(2), also a Meerman book.

Size: 198 × 147 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 193 × 143 mm.

Provenance: Hermannus [ ]; name on A2r: ‘Sum Hermanni [ ]'. Gerard Meerman (1722-1771); manuscript catalogue (MMW S 145 II, fol. 30r, no. 510). Johan Meerman (1753-1815); inscription on A2r; purchased at his sale, vol. I, p. 328, lot 1192, for fl. 9; see Books Purchased . . . at the Sale of M. Meerman, p. 1, with auction number on label at the head of the spine.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 5.32.

Copy number: A-221(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 223 × 163 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 216 × 151 mm.

A few marginal notes, probably by Pächler.

Woodcuts and occasionally woodcut initials coloured with red, green, and yellow; other initials coloured in red; initials are supplied in red with some pen flourishing (on B8v, C1v with grotesque faces); paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus. Johannes Pächler (†1535); on A1r: ‘S. Quirinus Rex et Martyr Patronusque', followed by a table of contents: ‘Messahalah de Scientia motus orbis. Alchabitius cum commento Joannis Hispalen[sis]. Introductorium in Astronomiam Albumasaris octo continens libros. Flores Albumasaris', and the note: ‘Tegriensis Cœnobii sum ego presens liber. emptus ab heredibus Venerabilis viri et domini. D. Joannis Pächleri Vicarii in Egern. Qui anno domini .1535. obiit. Cuius Anima deo viuat in ȩuum. Amen', all in the same sixteenth-century hand. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich, no. 54861. Purchased from the Fidelis Butsch catalogue (1858) no. 202 for £0. 18. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 6.16.

Copy number: A-221(3)

Wanting k6.

Binding: Nineteenth/twentieth-century parchment.

Size: 191 × 155 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 186 × 141 mm.

A few early marginal notes.

Provenance: Franciscus Cameranus (possibly 1566-1645), inscription on A1r. Ravenna, Theatines, Spiritus Sanctus; inscription and stamp on A1r: ‘Bibliothecȩ Spiritus Sancti Rauenne'. Rome, Biblioteca Corsiniana ‘nova'; stamp. Baldassare Ludovisi Boncompagni (1821-1894); Biblioteca Boncompagni, I 1246. Paget Jackson Toynbee (1855-1932); book-plate; donated between 1912 and 1923.

SHELFMARK: Toynbee 1050.

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