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Bod-Inc: J-181

Johannes de Sacro Bosco

Sphaera mundi.


Analysis of Content

a1v [Woodcut; armillary sphere.]

a2r Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi. ‘Nouiciis adolescentibus ad astronomicam rempublicam capessendam aditum impetrantibus . . . utili serie contextum inchoat.’ See J‑179.

c2v Regiomontanus, Johannes: Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta. [Preface addressed to] all scholars. Incipit: ‘[P]ostquam emisimus indicem operum que librariis nostris . . .’

c4v Regiomontanus, Johannes: Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta. Incipit: ‘Viennensis. V. Cracouiensis. C. [S]i quis forte roget quamobrem potissimum ad hanc edem diui Petri apostoli . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1072; VL VII 1124-31.

e1r Purbachius, Georgius: Theoricae novae planetarum. ‘De Sole.’ Incipit: ‘[S]ol habet tres orbes a se inuicem omniquaque diuisos . . .’ See Thorndike–Kibre 1513; VL VII 528-34 at 530-1.


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 6 July 1482. 4°.


Collation: a–g8 h4.

Illustrations: Woodcuts and woodcut initials.


ISTC: ij00405000

Hain: HC *14110 = H 14102;

Goff: Goff J‑405;

BMC: BMC V 286;

Proctor: Pr 4384;

Others: Bennett and Bertolini Meli, Astronomy Books in the Whipple Museum, 14-15, no. 2; BSB‑Ink I‑502; CIBN J‑270; Essling 258; Oates 1750; Redgrave 27; Sack, Freiburg, 2120; Sander 6661; Sheppard 3666.

LCN: 14029280


Copy number: J-181(1)

Binding: Paper boards, with title along the upper edge: ‘Astrologia: [ ]ara'; one red leather index tab.

Size: 205 × 154 × 13 mm.

Size of leaf: 200 × 148 mm.

A few underlinings in ink.

Some woodcuts coloured in yellow, green, and/or red.

Provenance: Sheppard records that this item was possibly purchased in 1868 for £1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 6.27.

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