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Bod-Inc: R-035

Regiomontanus, Johannes



Analysis of Content

a1r Sentinus, Jacobus: ‘In laudem operis Calendarii a Johanne de Monte Regio Germanorum decoris nostre etatis astronomorum principis editi . . . Carmina.’ Incipit: ‘[H]esperides hortum vatum | tenuisse puellas'; 21 elegiac distichs.

a1v Santritter, Johannes Lucilius: [Verse colophon addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Cui dedit ingenium diuina potentia et artes | Qui bene dedalias solus in orbe tenet'; 3 elegiac distichs and one further line with the date.

a2r ‘Tabula regionum'.

a3r [Regiomontanus, Johannes: Calendarium.] As R‑033. Each month is preceded by a table containing concordances(?) for the years 1475, 1494, and 1513.

b4v [Diagrams showing the eclipse of the moon and the sun in the period running from 1483 to 1530.]

b8v ‘De aureo numero'.

b8v ‘De cyclo solari et littera dominicali'.

b8v ‘De inditione'.

c1r ‘De interuallo et festis mobilibus'.

c1v ‘Tabula festorum mobilium'.

c2r ‘De coniunctionibus ac oppositionibus luminarium'.

c3r ‘De eclypsibus luminarium'.

c3r ‘De loco solis vero'.

c3v ‘Tabula solis'.

c3v ‘De loco lune vero'.

c4r ‘Tabula radicum lune'.

c4r [On bloodletting.]

c4v ‘De magnitudine diei'.

c5r ‘Tabula quantitatis dierum'.

c6r ‘De horologio horiçontali'.

c6v ‘De noticia horarum equinoctialium'.

c7r ‘De horis temporalibus'.

c7v ‘De ascendente'.

c8r [De Pascha.]

c8v ‘[Tabula] dies paschalis'.

[d1r] ‘Instrumentum horarum inequalium'.

[d1v] [Veri motus lunae.]

[d2r] ‘Quadrans horologii horizontis(!)'.

[d2v] ‘Quadratum horarium generale'.


Imprint: Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 15 Oct. 1485. 4°.


Collation: a10 b c8 [d2].

Illustrations: Woodcut borders, initials, and diagrams.


ISTC: ir00096000

Hain: HC *13779;

Goff: Goff R‑96;

BMC: BMC V 290;

Proctor: Pr 4405;

Others: BSB‑Ink R‑72; CIBN R‑64; Essling 252; Redgrave 53; Sander 6405; Sheppard 3689.

LCN: 14062499


Copy number: R-035(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century grey paper boards; cf. C‑046. Scar of a leather index tab on a1.

Size: 213 × 165 × 5 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 158 mm.

Marginal notes in an early German hand in brown ink, providing an explanation of the structure of the calendar (division into kalends, nones, and ides); further information on the relationship between months and zodiac is provided in the upper margin of each month of the calendar. Further annotations relating to the eclipses. In the same hand, early manuscript foliation partially cropped: 9-[26]; 1-[10].

Occasional red paragraph marks.

Provenance: Probably Vienna, Dominicans, S. Maria; see notes on binding, above. Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1851), 51.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 6.70.

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