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Bod-Inc: L-098

Leupoldus, Dux Austriae

Compilatio de astrorum scientia.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2v Ratdolt, Erhardus: [Letter addressed to] Udalricus III von Frundsberg, Bishop of Trient. Incipit: ‘Hortatur me, obseruandissime presul, singularis tua inestimabilisque in me collata beneficentia . . .’

a3r Leupoldus, Dux Austriae: Compilatio de astrorum scientia. Incipit: ‘[G]loriosus deus et sublimis qui omnia verbo creauit terram in celi medio prudenter collocauit . . .’ see Thorndike–Kibre 588.


Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 9 Jan. 1489. 4°.


Collation: a–n8 o6.

Illustrations: 112 woodcuts: see Schramm.


ISTC: il00185000

Hain: HC *10042;

Goff: Goff L‑185;

BMC: BMC II 382;

Proctor: Pr 1879;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑130; CIBN L‑154; Hillard 1222; Oates 958; Rhodes 1091; Sack, Freiburg, 2245; Schramm XXIII p. 25; Schreiber V 4493; Sheppard 1323.

LCN: 14450826


Copy number: L-098(1)

A note on the title-page in a sixteenth-century hand shows that this item was formerly bound with Albumasar, Flores astrologiae, and Johannes Eszler, Speculum astrologorum.

Binding: Mottled calf with a single gold fillet; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Scar of an index tab on a2.

Size: 200 × 148 × 19 mm.

Size of leaf: 194 × 135 mm.

Some sixteenth-century marginal annotations.

Provenance: Stephanus [ ] (sixteenth century); name on h1r, cancelled in the same ink as that used for Cundall's name below: ‘Stephanus ραονισερ ’. George Cundall (sixteenth century); name on a1r, and h1r-v: ‘Georgius Cundall'. London, British Museum; duplicate stamp on a1r, dated 1787; manuscript note: ‘dupl'; T. A. Birrell suggests in a private letter of 23 Jan. 1999 that it was probably part of a tract volume broken up and put into the ‘duplicates room' without ever being incorporated into the collection; sale, A Catalogue of the Duplicate Books . . . of the British Museum (London: Leigh and Sotheby, 6 Mar. 1788), lot 1462. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, Catalogue (1830), no. 948. Purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Books Purchased (1830), 13.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q sup. 1.12.

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