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Bod-Inc: L-016

Laet, Jaspar

Prognosticationes de anno 1488 [Latin].


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page with diagram (see below).]

[a1v] Laet de Borchloen, Jaspar: Prognosticationes de anno 1488. [Prologue addressed to] Johannes IX van Horn, Bishop of Liège and to his friends. Incipit: ‘[I]llustrissimo metuendissimo ac reuerendissimo . . . In multis annis preteritis pius genitor meus . . .’

[a2r] Laet, Jaspar: Prognosticationes de anno 1488. Incipit: ‘Annus iste domini lxxxviiius . . .’


Imprint: [Antwerp: Gerard Leeu, 1487]. 4°.


Collation: [a b4].

Illustrations: On [a1r] a schematic woodcut diagram showing the heavens at the time of the entrance of the Sun into Aries, 10 Mar. 1488. Woodcut initial on [a1v].}


ISTC: il00019900

Hain: C 3466;

Proctor: Pr 9372;

Others: Campbell–Kronenberg I 1077b; HPT I 69-73, II 420; ILC 1391; Inventaris, 147; Proctor, Campbell, 1077A; Sheppard 7218.

LCN: 14452729


Copy number: L-016(1)

Bound with:
1. Giovanni Francesco Spina, De maximis coniunctionibus Saturni, et Iovis annorum 1603, et 1702 . . . libro duo. Macerata: Giovanni Battista Carboni, 1621;
2. Albertus Pighius, Adversus prognosticatorum vulgus . . . Paris: Henri Estienne, 1518;
4. Willielmus Parronus, Prognosticon de astrorum influxu anni MD. [London:] Richard Pynson, 24 Dec. 1499 (P‑034).

Binding: Seventeenth-century English mottled calf, with two metal clasps and catches. Bound for Ashmole: his arms gold-tooled on the spine and engraved on the metal clasps: quarterly (sable and or), in the first quarter a fleur-de-lis (of the second).

Size: 190 × 127 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 190 × 127 mm.

On front endleaf a list of contents and inscription in Ashmole's hand relating to item 1: ‘Mr: Octavian Pullen Stationer, sent for this piece of Spinæus out of Italy for me; it cost me 10s. E. Ashmole'; for Pullen, either Octavian Pulleyn/Pullein the Elder (fl. 1636-67) or the Younger (fl. 1664-8) see Henry R. Plomer, A Dictionary of the Booksellers and Printers who were at work in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667 (London, 1907), 149-50.

Provenance: Elias Ashmole (1617-1692). Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1692. Transferred to the Bodleian Library in 1860.

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 154(3).

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