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Lot 6
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Copernicus, Nicolaus.

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500,000 - 700,000 GBP
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Description

  • De revolutionibus orbium coelestium libri vi. <EM>Nuremberg: J. Petreius, 1543</EM>
First edition, small folio (267 x 187mm.), 202 leaves (this copy with no errata as often; see note), 148 woodcut diagrams, including 6 repeats (Gingerich count), tables of calculations, ornamental woodcut initials, early annotations in two hands, one of which sixteenth-century, in red and black adding notes on radices on ff. 150–152 and elsewhere, late seventeenth-century sprinkled calf gilt, red speckled edges, minor marginal dampstaining at beginning and end, marginal rust-hole in O3, binding rubbed at extremities, slight abrasion to upper cover, slight wear at foot of spine

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