Scultetus, Abraham (1566-1624)
SPHÆRICORUM LIBRI TRES. METHODICÉ CONSCRIPTI & UTILIBUS SCHOLIIS EXPOSITI. ACCESSIT DE SOLUTIONE TRIANGULORUM TRACTATUS BREVIS & PERSPICUS BARTHOLOMÆI PITISCI. HEIDELBERG: ABRAHAM SMESMANN FOR MATTHAEUS HARNISCH, 1595, WOODCUT PRINTER’S DEVICE ON TITLE AND COLOPHON, WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, [T&W S74; VD16 S4448, P3086]
Casmann, Otto (1562-1607).
Astrologia, chronographia et astromanteia. Frankfurt am Main: Zacharias Palthenius, 1599
, folding letterpress table, [T&W C36; USTC 681842; VD16 C1365], title with piece torn away at foot affecting imprint
2 works bound in one volume, 8vo (167 x 95mm.), contemporary vellum, yapp edges
title inscribed: Ex dono Georgi Hartmanni possidet Hermannus Hassie Landgrauius ad 1637 die 3 Martii (i.e. Hermann IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg, 1607-1658); Dukes of Arenberg, Plettenberg'schen Bibliothek, Schloss Nordkirchen, bookplate; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1992
Landgraf Herman IV von Hessen-Rotenburg was a renowned researcher in mathematics and astronomy. In 1624, aged just 17, he wrote an astronomical and meteorological Schreibkalender at Plesse Castle near Göttingen as a gift for his father, Moritz “der Gelehrte” of Hesse-Kassel (1572-1632); his most famous work is the Historia meteorologica, published in 1651 after decades of systematic weather observations. Another book from his library is offered as lot 583.