Hyginus, C. Julius
Poetica astronomica (ed. Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter).
Analysis of Content
a1v [Woodcut of a sphere entitled ‘Scemma sphericum secundum Hyginii descriptionem'.]
a2r Hyginus, [C. Julius]: ‘Proemium' [addressed to] M. Fabius. See H‑250.
a3r Hyginus, [C. Julius]: Poetica astronomica. Edited by Jacobus Sentinus and Johannes Lucilius Santritter (as noted in CIBN). See H‑250.
g7v Sentinus, Jacobus: [Verse addressed to his readers.] Incipit: ‘Si quis ades sacrum Cyrram conscendere montem | Qui cupias musas uel coluisse nouem'; 27 elegiac distichs.
Imprint: Venice: Thomas de Blavis de Alexandria, 7 June 1488. 4°.
Remarks: A reprint of Ratdolt's edition of 22 Jan. 1485.
Hain: HC *9065, 9064;
Goff: Goff H‑562;
BMC: BMC V 318;
Proctor: Pr 4765, 4760;
Others: CIBN H‑336; Essling 287; Rhodes 953; Sander 3474; Sheppard 3817-81. Microfiche: Unit 3: Image of the World: Geography and Cosmography.
LCN: 14533882, 14534004
Copy number: H-253(1)
This copy contains the true date in the colophon. On a2r, l. 1: ‘CLARISSIMI . . . ASTRONO | MICON', as H, not as BMC. On d2v: ‘Cignus' [printed vertically beside the woodcut]. Gathering f misbound in the following order: 3, 4, 1, 2, 7, 8, 5, 6.
Binding: Nineteenth-century(?) half calf; marbled paper boards.
Size: 194 × 139 × 13 mm.
Size of leaf: 187 × 128 mm.
Manuscript foliation: 50-104.
Provenance: Purchased for £0. 7. 6; see Books Purchased (1855), 32.
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 1.2.
Copy number: H-253(2)
Bound with A‑639(2); see there for details of binding, and provenance.
Size of leaf: 205 × 152 mm.
The date in the colophon is taken over unaltered from Ratdolt's edition of 22 Jan. 1485 (see above and H‑252). On a2r, l. 1: ‘CLARISSIMI . . . ASTRONO | MICON', as H, not as BMC. On d2v: ‘Olor' [printed vertically beside the woodcut].
SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.31(1).
Copy number: H-253(3)
1. Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi. Venice: [Bonetus Locatellus] for Octavianus Scotus, 4 Oct. 1490 (J‑184(2)).
This copy contains the true date in the colophon. On a2r, l. 1: ‘CLARISSIMI . . . ASTRONO | MICON', as H, not as BMC. On d2v: ‘Cignus' [printed vertically beside the woodcut].
Binding: Contemporary English (Cambridge, 'The Antwerp Binder') blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with a single clasp and catch, fastening from the upper to the lower board. Fillets form an outer border, within which are a square stag stamp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xii) and a stamp of the arms of Antwerp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xiv, no. 99). Further intersecting fillets form a frame within which are a floral stamp (Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, pl. xiv, no. 98), and the stag stamp. Fillets form the inner rectangle, which is divided by double fillets into triangular compartments, decorated with the stag stamp and the Antwerp stamp. For the binder see Oldham, Blind-stamped Bindings, 19-20; Paul Needham, 'The Antwerp Bindery of Cambridge', in Mélanges d'histoire de la reliure offerts à Georges Colin, ed. Claude Sorgeloos (Brussels, 1998), 73-85, at 77 no. 15.
Size: 230 × 163 × 26 mm.
Size of leaf: 213 × 154 mm.
Some marginal annotations.
Provenance: Albert Ehrman (1890-1969); armorial book-plate; purchased from McLeish in 1924 for £25. 0. 0; accession number: ‘789/90'. Presented in 1978 by John Ehrman.
SHELFMARK: Broxb. 31.10(2).
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