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Bod-Inc: B-562

Brudzewo, Albertus de

Commentum in theoricas planetarum Georgii Purbachii.


Analysis of Content

a1v Johannes Otto; Germanus de Valle Uracense: [Letter of dedication] addressed to Ambrosius [Varisius] Rosatus. Dated Pavia, 19 Sept. 1494. Ludwig Anton Birkenmajer, Commentariolum super Theoricas novas planetarum Georgii Purbachii in studio generali Cracoviensi per Mag. Albertum de Brudzewo diligenter corrogatum (Munera saecularia Universitatis Cracoviensis) (Cracow, 1900), 1-2; for author and dedicatee see p. xliii n. 1.

a2r Brudzewo, Albertus de: Commentum in theoricas planetarum Georgii Purbachii. Incipit: ‘[A]strorum obseruatores studiosi experti quidem sufficienter sensu, ratione et instrumentis tradiderunt recte virtute prime sphere omnium orbium lationes . . .’ Birkenmajer, 3-151.

g8v [Colophon.]

g8v [Johannes Otto; Germanus de Valle Uracense(?)]: ‘Ad lectorem epigramma'. Incipit: ‘Si cupis ethereos motus cognoscere, lector | Fecundi libros perlege Purbatii | Quem modo depulsis tenebris lustrauit et omnes | Albertus nodos Proseuo (i.e. Brudzewo) subripuit | Is celi nexus varios et vincula monstrat | Inque domos superas ille redire docet | Hunc lege feruenti studio que sidera pernox | suspicis ethereum quique reponis opus. | Liuor abi, rabies procul hinc dentesque maligni | Iam faustum peragat, oro, libellus iter.’ Birkenmajer, 152.


Imprint: Milan: Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 30 Mar. 1495. 4°.


Collation: a8 b c4 d8 e f4 g8; leaf a4 is signed aii, b2 signed c; unlike GW, which indicates 4 c4.

Illustrations: 11 woodcut astronomical diagrams on a7r, a8v, b1r–v, b3v, c4v, d1r, d2v, and f1r.


ISTC: ib01218000

GW: GW 5577;

Hain: HC *3999;

Goff: Goff B‑1218;

BMC: BMC VI 769;

Proctor: Pr 6028;

Others: BSB‑Ink B‑928; Sack, Freiburg, 848; Sander 1407; Sheppard 5004.

LCN: 14290319


Copy number: B-562(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf, bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 223 × 165 × 9 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 151 mm.

Occasional early manuscript notes.

Woodcut initials and diagrams are coloured in red, yellow, and green; other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red; red capital strokes and underlining.

Provenance: Duplicate from the Royal Library, Munich, ‘Dupl. 54847'; purchased from the Fidelis Butsch sale (1858), lot 219. Purchased for £2. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1858), 17.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.84.

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