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Stoeffler, Johannes, and Pflaum, Jacob

Almanach nova in annos 1499-1531, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Title-page.]

[a2r] Stoeffler, Johannes, and Pflaum, Jacob: [Dedicatory letter.] On these Ephemerides see VL VII 578-80, at 579.

[a3r] Regiomontanus, Johannes: In Ephemerides aut diurnales commentarium. ‘Cum additionibus Joannis Stoefflerini Iustingensis et Jacobi Pflaum Ulmensis Alemanorum'. Incipit: ‘[V]sum Ephemerides cuiusliber breuiter exponemus . . .’ With additions by Johannes Stoeffler and Jacob Pflaum, as stated in the heading.

[a4v] ‘Tabella more lune in tenebris.’

[a4v] ‘Tabella motus lune.’

[a5r] ‘Tabula regionum prouinciarum et oppidorum Europe.’

[a5v] ‘Canon de latitudine lune inuenienda'. Incipit: ‘[A]cceptis ex Almanach ueris motibus lune . . .’

[a6r] ‘Tabula latitudinis lune.’

[a6v] ‘Canon de quantitate diei et noctis. Ortu et occasu solis.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uantitatem aut longitudinem diei . . .’

[a7r] ‘Tabula quantitatis dierum.’

[b1r] ‘Schema aspectum'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uia aspectus et coniunctiones . . .’

[b1v] ‘Tabula stellarum fixarum insigniorum.’

[b3r] ‘Mansiones lune.’ Incipit: ‘[V]etustissimorum astrologorum traditione didicimus . . .

[b3v] ‘De aeris mutatione.’ Incipit: ‘[S]i quis igitur aeris mutationes . . .’

[b4v] ‘Electiones in initiis operum.’

[b5v] ‘Pro deiectione sanguinis electio.’ Incipit: ‘[S]i quis sanguinis . . .’

[b5v] ‘Electio pro farmatia.’ Incipit: ‘[Q]uia luna multum confert . . .’

[b6r] ‘Electiones in seminum factu: arborum et uinearum cultu.’

[b6r] [On prognostications.] Incipit: ‘[N]unc quo prognostica et Iudicia nostra definiciora . . .’

[b7r] [On the origins of the twelve ‘domi'.] Incipit: ‘[M]ittimus in presentia non ab re documenti . . .’

[c3r] ‘Tabula domorum ad 42 gradus latitudinis.’

[c6r] ‘Tabula domorum ad 45 gradus latitudinis.’

[c9r] ‘Tabula domorum ad 48 gradus latitudinus.’

[c9v] ‘Reliquum tabule domorum ad 48 gradus latitudinis.’

[c11v] ‘Postremum tabule domorum ad 51 gradus latitudinis.’

[c12r] ‘Tabula domorum ad 48 gradus latitudinis.’

[c12v] ‘Tabula domorum ad 51 gradus latitudinis.’

[d5r] ‘Reliquum tabule domorum ad 54 gradus latitudinis.’

[d5v] ‘Postremum tabule domorum ad 54 gradus latitudinis.’

[e1r] [Title-page.]

[e2r] Stoeffler, Johannes, and Pflaum, Jacob: [Ephemerides annis 1499-1531.] A series of tables, with rows marked with days of the year chronologically and columns headed ‘Latitudo planetarum ad diem', ‘Aspectus lune ad solem et planetas', ‘Solis planetarum inter se'.

[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*2r] ‘Tabula correctoria in Ephimerides.’ Incipit: ‘[H]umanus intellectus quom ad multa ducitur . . .’


Imprint: Ulm: Johann Reger, 13 Feb. 1499. 4°.


Collation: [a b8 c12 d10 e–z A–O14 [*]4].

Illustrations: Woodcut diagrams.


ISTC: is00791000

Hain: HC *15085; H *4334 (Canon);

Goff: Goff S‑791;

BMC: BMC II 542;

Proctor: Pr 2588 (incl. 2589);

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑591; CIBN S‑467; Sack, Freiburg, 3291; Schramm VII pp. 11 and 14; Schreiber V 5324; Sheppard 1870.

LCN: 14008574


Copy number: S-324(1)

Gatherings [F–O] only, containing ‘Ephemerides annis 1523-31'.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half brown morocco with black cloth; bound for the Bodleian Library.

Size: 214 × 156 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 205 × 145 mm.

Portions of leaves [c3] and [c10] from Valerius Maximus Facta et dicta memorabilia. Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, 1471 (V‑008(1)), with initials, capital strokes, capitulum marks, and underlining supplied in red, are bound as endleaves.

Some marginal notes in a sixteenth-century German hand, supplying additions to the tables. ‘4314' erased on the recto of the first leaf of ‘Ephemerides anno 1423'.

Provenance: Purchased in 1891; see Annual Report of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University Gazette, 10 May 1892, 471.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 7.65.

Copy number: S-324(2)

Wanting sheet [a1.8], leaves [a2], [c2], [d1-4], [d6-8], and the gatherings [e–o, r–t, A, I K], containing ‘Ephemerides annis 1499-1508', ‘1511-13', ‘1517', ‘1519-25', ‘1528-31'.

Gathering [*] is bound after [d].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled paper boards; the shelfmark in gilt on the spine.

Size: 220 × 156 × 25 mm.

Size of leaf: 214 × 147 mm.

Occasional notes in a sixteenth-century English hand, supplying additions to the tables, underlining, and the notes ‘at 1 after midnight' and ‘Jesus be my friend(?) now and ever | Amen | be it knowen [ ] . . .' Meteorological notes on the tables for 1527 ‘ . . . with wynd in ye north est'. A note on [c1r] on the sun, moon, and planets: ‘ . . . quaelibet facta . . . et i se . . . in to zodiaco . . . 4a . . . qui motus lin . . . in duabus horiem(?) perficit . . . Post . . . sequitur ultra luna datur | Jupiter atque Venus bona sunt; Saturn marsque maligni | Sol et . . . dourius(?) cum luna sunt mediocres | Saturn cap aquari Iupiter sagitt . . . quoque pist | Mars ari stor sol led Venus tav libra | . . . luna camers | Mars qui Alumteij(?) est illud sine planeta qui habet plura testimonia in astendentur(?) et in domo mortis et in alio loco . . .’

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

SHELFMARK: Ashm. 475.

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