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Bod-Inc: A-476

Astrolabii Canones


Analysis of Content

a2r [Ketenensis, Robertus]: ‘In opus et instrumentum astronomicum Astrolabium uel Planispherium appellatum Canones.’ Incipit: ‘[S]phera solida que et astrolabium sphericum appellatur, cum sit astronomice scientie instrumentum excellentius . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1525; L. Thorndike, ‘Robertus Angelus', Isis, 34 (1942-3). According to ISTC this is identical with the text printed as Robertus Anglicus, De astrolabio canones. Perugia: [Petrus Petri de Colonia, Fridericus Eber, and Johannes Conradi, c.1477-9]: see Goff R‑203 and Rhodes 1512.

b8r ‘Partis secunde huius de mensurationibus rerum tractatulus.’ Incipit: ‘[M]ensurationum genera declarare . . .’


Imprint: [Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, c.1497-8]. 4°.

Remarks: Polain dates [c.1494].


Collation: a–c8 d6.

Illustrations: 62 woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: ia01171000

GW: GW 2759;

Hain: H *1898;

Goff: Goff A‑1171;

BMC: BMC V 458;

Proctor: Pr 5169;

Others: Polain 340; Rhodes 179; Sander 649; Sheppard 4267.

LCN: 13979003


Copy number: A-476(1)

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

Size: 223 × 155 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 213 × 144 mm.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; on a1r: ‘Inc. Dupl. 5636' and note dated 3.3.[18]58; on d6v no. 209. Purchased from the Fidelis Butsch catalogue (1858) no. 209 for £1. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 6, where it is recorded as Augsburg: Ratdolt, 1490.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 4Q 5.7.

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