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Hyginus, C. Julius

Poetica astronomica (ed. Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter).


Analysis of Content

a2r Hyginus, [C. Julius]: ‘Prohoemium' [addressed to] M. Fabius. See H‑250.

a3r Hyginus, [C. Julius]: Poetica astronomica. Edited by Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter. See H‑250. The editors are named in the heading for the second of the three verses (see below).

g9r Sentinus, Jacobus: [Verse addressed to his readers.] Incipit: ‘Si quis ades sacrum Cyrram conscendere montem | Qui cupias musas vel coluisse nouem'; 27 elegiac distichs.

g10r Sentinus, Jacobus; Santritter, Johannes Lucilius: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Iginius vario fuerat qui sautius olim | Vulnere cui medicam non tulit vllus opem'; 7 elegiac distichs.

g10r [Santritter] Helbronnensis, Johannes Lucilius: [Verse, naming the printer, addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Hoc Augustensis Ratdolt Germanus Erhardus | Dispositis signis vndique pressit opus'; 5 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 14 Oct. 1482. 4°.


Collation: a–f8 g10.

Illustrations: Woodcuts.


ISTC: ih00560000

Hain: HC *9062;

Goff: Goff H‑560;

BMC: BMC V 286;

Proctor: Pr 4387;

Others: Bennett and Bertolini Meli, Astronomy Books in the Whipple Museum, 16-17, no. 3; BSB‑Ink H‑459; CIBN H‑334; Essling 285; Oates 1752; Polain 2039; Rhodes 952; Sander 3472; Sheppard 3670-2. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.

LCN: 14533867, 14533960


Copy number: H-251(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

On a2r, l. 2: ‘opus vtiliſſimū foeliciter Incipit. | De Mundi [et] ſpherae ac vtriuſq ƺ partiū declaratiōe | Liber. Primus. | Prohoemium |', as Polain not as BMC. On g10r, l. 17: ‘C. Johannes Lucilius Helbronnenſis Lectori Salutem.’

Binding: Mottled calf, both covers and the spine decorated with double gold fillets; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 200 × 153 × 20 mm.

Size of leaf: 191 × 138 mm.

Early marginal notes in two fifteenth/sixteenth-century hands, one, in red ink, crossed out in the black ink of the second (a humanist hand). Both sets of notes include extraction of key words.

Provenance: Probably Maffeo Pinelli (1735-1785); see Morelli (1787), III no. 5877b; sale (1789), lot 10780. Purchased for £0. 15. 0; the annotated sale catalogue gives no name of a purchaser, but the same price as Books Purchased (1789), 5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.6.

Copy number: H-251(2)

Same variant settings as for copy 1.

Binding: Quarter brown morocco; marbled paper boards.

Size: 211 × 162 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 152 mm.

Provenance: Ingram Bywater (1840-1914); apparently purchased from Francke in 1879, no. 94: see cutting from sale catalogue attached to front pastedown; Elenchus, no. 1741. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. O 6.14.

Copy number: H-251(3)

Bound with:
1. Nicomachus Gerasinus, Arithmeticae libri duo. Paris: Christian Wechel, 1538;
2. Aesopus, Fabulae. Venice: Giovanni Antonio and Pietro Nicolini da Sabbio, 1543;
3. Aratus, Ciceronis in Arati Phaenomena interpretatio. Paris: Johannes Ludoicus Tiletanus, 1540.

Wanting gatherings a–c.

On g10r, l. 17: ‘C. Johannes Lucilius Lectori Salutem:', as BMC.

Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 203 × 141 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 196 × 130 mm.

Capitals touched with yellow wash.

Provenance: Items 1-3 were certainly acquired by 1738: see Fysher, Catalogus, II, 228, and I, 16 and 63. Item 4 not found in Fysher, but acquired by 1822: on the verso is a note, in the hand of Henry Cotton, Sub-Librarian of the Bodleian 1814-22, which is dated 1822 (before Oct., when Cotton left the Bodleian), and which refers to item 4 and the ‘Auctarium copy' (presumably Auct. N 5.6); item 4 cannot, therefore, be the copy purchased from Payne and Foss in 1829 for £1. 11. 6 (Library Bills (1829-32), no. 93, and Books Purchased (1829), 11, which must presumably have been sold later).

SHELFMARK: 4o I 17(4) Art.

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