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Bod-Inc: J-180

Johannes de Sacro Bosco

Sphaera mundi.


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.


ISTC: ij00402000

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.

LCN: 14029234


Copy number: J-180(1)

Binding: Forel.

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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