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Bod-Inc: J-186

Johannes de Sacro Bosco

Sphaera mundi [based on an edition also containing Regiomontanus].


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.]

A1v [Woodcut: Zodiac.]

A2r Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi. ‘Nouitiis adolescentibus ad astronomicam rempublicam capescendam aditum impetrantibus . . . opus vtili serie contextum inchoat.’ See J‑179. The incipit on A2r lists the texts first printed together by Ratdolt (J‑181); however, only the first of these texts is contained in this edition; in that respect this edition follows that of G. Mittelhus, Dec. 1493, BMC VIII 127.


Imprint: [Paris]: Félix Baligault, [1494]. 4°.


Collation: A–B6.

Types: Types: 96 G, 64 G.

Leaves: 12 leaves, B6 blank.

Line number: 47 lines (A4v).

Type area: Type area: 151 ×94 mm (A4v).

Illustrations: Woodcuts.

Remarks: Leaf A1r, title: ‘Tractatus de Sphera.' | Device (Polain, Marques, no. 89); A1v: [diagram of the planetary spheres]; A2r: ‘Nouitiis adoleſcentibus ad aſtronomicam rēpu. | capeſcendam aditum īpetrantibus: pro breui rectoqƺ tramite a vulgari ve= | ſtigio ſemoto. Iohannis de ſacro buſto ſphericum opuſculū Georgijqƺ Cur | bachij in motus planetarum accuratiſſ. theorice: necnon cōtra cremonenſia in eorumdē planeta theoricas deliramenta iohīs de monte regio diſputa | tiones tā accuratiſſ. ꝙ̃ vtiliſſ. dicatum opus vtili ſerie contextum inchoat. | [T]Ractatum de ſphera quatuor capitulis diſtinguimus . . .'; B5r, colophon: ‘¶ Opuſculum ſphericum Iohannis | de ſacro buſto explicit feliciter.'; B5v: [Diagram of the solar and lunar eclipses.]


ISTC: ij00412000

Goff: Goff J‑412;

Proctor: Pr 8243;

Others: Sheppard 6421.

LCN: 14029318


Copy number: J-186(1)

Bound with A‑154(1); see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 210 × 151 mm.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 463(1).

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