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Bod-Inc: B-416

Bonatus, Guido

Decem tractatus astronomiae (ed. Johannes Angeli).


Analysis of Content

[*1v] Canter, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Müller [Regiomontanus]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uoties et quam multis in rebus . . .’ Letter dated Augsburg, 28 May [1491].

[*1v] Canter, Jacobus: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Müller. ‘Carmina . . . super indice nuper huic operi addito'.’ Incipit: ‘Que fuerat quondam Guidonis ceca Bonati'; 4 elegiac distichs.

[*2r] Bonatus, Guido: ‘In decem tractatus astronomie tabula breuis titulorum omnium capitulorum secundum ordinem totius libri'.’

a1r Bonatus, Guido: Decem tractatus astronomiae. Edited by Johannes Angeli. Incipit: ‘In nomine domini amen. Incipit liber introductorius ad iudicia stellarum . . .’

EE7v [Colophon with acknowledgement of Johannes Angeli.]


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 26 Mar. 1491. 4°.


Collation: [*14] a–z A–Z AA–EE8.

Remarks: Gathering [*] is numbered, but not signed.

Illustrations: 163 woodcuts and 22 woodcut diagrams; woodcut initials.


ISTC: ib00845000

GW: GW 4643;

Hain: HC *3461;

Goff: Goff B‑845;

BMC: BMC II 384;

Proctor: Pr 1891;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑652; Sack, Freiburg, 737; Schramm XXIII p. 25; Schreiber V 3519; Sheppard 1337-8.

LCN: 13961003


Copy number: B-416(1)

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards; one clasp lost. On both covers fillets form a frame; the inner rectangle is divided by fillets into lozenge-shaped compartments. In the compartments a six-petalled flower, a small lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis and a plait-work stamp; in the frame, a palm-leaf stamp and a stamp with a tendril supporting two flowers.

Size: 225 × 170 × 105 mm.

Size of leaf: 213 × 156 mm.

Early marginal notes in ink and in red.

Woodcut initials painted in several colours. Red capital strokes.

Provenance: Irsee, Bavaria, Benedictines, S. Maria; inscription on [*1r] ‘Maioris Vrsinensis Bibliothecæ'. Augsburg, Bavaria, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek; stamp and duplicate stamp; old shelfmark ‘4° Ink. 393' on spine. Acquired in 1960 by exchange from the Staats- und Stadtbibliothek, Augsburg, the exchange value being DM 300; see ‘Bodley's American Friends', BLR 6,6 (1961), 643.

SHELFMARK: Don. e.549.

Copy number: B-416(2)

Wanting gathering [*] and leaf EE8 with the printer's device.

Binding: Sixteenth-century German blind-tooled pigskin over bevelled wooden boards, remains of two clasps. Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at head of the lower cover. Remains of a title-label at the head of the upper cover. On both covers fillets form a double frame. In the inner rectangle, a crocketed cresting roll; in the outer frame, two different floral rolls.

Size: 227 × 165 × 70 mm.

Size of leaf: 209 × 154 mm.

Provenance: Inscription on a1r ‘Ex parte Erhardi Radolt de Augusta. Anno 1491'. Old shelfmark ‘C.III.5'. Augsburg, Stadtbibliothek; woodcut book-plate on front pastedown (Warnecke 69-71), painted in red, yellow, and green; perhaps designed by Christoph Amberger, c.1540-1543; see Albert Haemmerle, Die Buchzeichen der freien Reichsstadt Augsburg (n. pl., n. d.), nos i–viii. Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich; old shelfmark ‘Inc. 822m’ and ‘Dpl' on endleaf. Purchased for £4. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 14.


SHELFMARK: Inc. d. G5.1491.2.

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