Johannes de Sacro Bosco
Analysis of Content
a1r Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi. See J‑179.
e1r Gerardus Cremonensis: Theorica planetarum. ‘Capitulum figure Solis.’ Incipit: ‘[C]irculus eccentricus uel egresse cuspidis . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 223. The authorship of this work has been disputed, but is usually attributed to Gerardus Cremonensis; for references to the discussion of the authorship see Jim Bennett and Domenico Bertolini Meli, Astronomy Books in the Whipple Museum 1478-1600 (Cambridge, 1994), 12, no. 1.
f10v Niger, Franciscus: [Verse addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Sidereos celi motus, nutantiaque astra, | Et phetonteos perlege lector equos'; 3 elegiac distichs. See Thorndike–Kibre 1500.
Imprint: Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478. 4°.
Collation: a b8 c d6 e f10.
Illustrations: Woodcuts and woodcut initials.
Hain: HC *14108;
Goff: Goff J‑402;
BMC: BMC V 195;
Proctor: Pr 4175;
Others: Bennett and Bertolini Meli, Astronomy Books in the Whipple Museum, 12-13, no. 1; BSB‑Ink I‑500; CIBN J‑268; Essling 257; Oates 1672; Rhodes 1032; Sander 6659; Sheppard 3353.
Copy number: J-180(1)
Size: 213 × 153 × 11 mm.
Size of leaf: 206 × 147 mm.
Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and commenting on the text, in a very faded early hand. ‘1379' in pencil on the front pastedown; ‘371' in pencil on the front endleaf; ‘1409' in pencil on the rear pastedown.
Some woodcuts coloured in red and green.
Provenance: Purchased for £1. 14. 0; see Books Purchased (1859), 96.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.32.
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