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Bod-Inc: A-284

Angeli, Johannes



Analysis of Content

[*2r] Civitates octo climatum. Incipit: ‘Ciuitates primi climatis: Arim, Tanabau . . .’

[*2r] ‘Figura characterum duodecim signorum celi.’

[*2v] Angeli, Johannes: [Astrolabium]. ‘Opus astrolabii plani.’ Incipit: ‘[P]rima pars huius libri principalis tabulas pro quolibet climate duas in se continet. Prima enim tabula cuiuslibet signi et gradus ascendens qualibet hora atque minuto ostendit . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1094; the text continues after the note on the contents (below).

[*3r] [Note on the contents of the text.] Incipit: ‘[E]tsi plurima astrologie diuini numinis conscie accommoda astrolabii officio demonstrentur . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 529.


Imprint: Venice: Johannes Emericus de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, 9 June 1494. 4°.


Collation: [*]4 a–e8 f–s4 t–y8 z12 A–C8 D12.

Illustrations: 420 woodcuts; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ia00712000

GW: GW 1901;

Hain: HC *1101;

Goff: Goff A‑712;

BMC: BMC V 539;

Proctor: Pr 5495;

Others: BSB‑Ink E‑64; CIBN A‑380; Essling 433; Hillard 136; Sack, Freiburg, 182; Sander 384; Sheppard 4559-60.

LCN: 14866586


Copy number: A-284(1)

Binding: Contemporary English (Cambridge) blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, remains of one metal catch. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; the inner rectangle is divided by double fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. For the stamps see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xi, nos 48, 50, 63, 64, 73 (`Unicorn binder'); for the binder see Hobson, Cambridge Libraries, 40 no. xxx.

Size: 228 × 165 × 41 mm.

Size of leaf: 223 × 159 mm.

Provenance: Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 460.

Copy number: A-284(2)

Wanting the blank leaf D12.

Binding: Contemporary German (Tegernsee, Kyriß workshop no. 32) blind-tooled calf over modern wooden boards, the covers were reduced to a quarter binding when the volume was rebound; marks of two bosses. On both covers double fillets originally formed a double frame, of which only the part closest to the spine is preserved. In the frame two different stamps: a small scroll with the inscription ‘MARIA' and a small five-petalled flower; for the latter see Kyriß pl. 69, no. 2. Similar bindings in Munich, BSB Clm 19852, 4° 525 and many others.

Size: 224 × 170 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 215 × 152 mm.

Many woodcuts and initials are coloured in red, green, and yellow.

Provenance: Tegernsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Quirinus; on [*1r] dated note: ‘1499. Contenta huius libri. Attinet liber iste venerabili monasterio Tegernsee sancti Quirini martiris'. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; shelfmark ‘Inc. c. a. 1061' and no. 1901. Date of acquisition unknown, although the shelfmark indicates a date of acquisition around 1840.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.83.

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