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Bod-Inc: H-250

Hyginus, C. Julius

Poetica astronomica.


Analysis of Content

[a2r] Hyginus, [C. Julius: Letter addressed to] M. Fabius. Hyg. Astr., ed. G. Viré (Leipzig, 1992), 1-4; see Thorndike–Kibre 529.

[a2v] [Hyginus, [C. Julius: Poetica astronomica.] Hyg. Astr. ed. G.Viré (Leipzig, 1992), 5-157; see Thorndike–Kibre 893. For the identity of the author see Jim Bennett and Domenico Bertolini Meli, Astronomy Books in the Whipple Museum 1478-1600 (Cambridge, 1994), 16-17, no. 3.

[h4v] [Verse colophon.] Incipit: ‘Sidera cum causis celo translata sub alto | Scire cupit quis quis perlegat Iginium'; 3 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: [Ferrara]: Augustinus Carnerius, 1475. 4°.


Collation: [a–g8 h4].

Types: Type: 114 R. Capital spaces, some with guide-letters; spaces for woodcuts. Catchwords on the last page of some gatherings.

Leaves: 60 leaves, the first blank, not as R (64).

Line number: 27 lines ([a3r]).

Type area: Type area: 156 × 97 mm ([a3r]).


ISTC: ih00559000

Hain: HR 9061;

Goff: Goff H‑559;

Proctor: Pr 5736;

Others: CIBN H‑333; Sheppard 4779. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14533988


Copy number: H-250(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [a1].

Binding: Quarter brown morocco with red paper boards, gold-tooled spine, marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 209 × 147 × 18 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 136 mm.

Provenance: Purchased for £10. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1826), 9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.26.

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