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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Avienus, Rufus Festus
ARATI PHAENOMENA. VENICE: ANTONIUS DE STRATA, DE CREMONA, 25 OCTOBER 1488
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3

UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Avienus, Rufus Festus
ARATI PHAENOMENA. VENICE: ANTONIUS DE STRATA, DE CREMONA, 25 OCTOBER 1488
Estimate
15,00020,000
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Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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Avienus, Rufus Festus
ARATI PHAENOMENA. VENICE: ANTONIUS DE STRATA, DE CREMONA, 25 OCTOBER 1488
4to (211 x 160 mm).  121 leaves (of 122, first blank lacking). 38 lines. 38 woodcuts depicting signs of the zodiac and constellations; early marginalia faded, tiny hole to n3 affecting one letter, marginal repair to a9. 19th century gilt morocco with silk pastedowns.
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Provenance

Thomas Gaisford (bookplate); F B Lorch (morocco book label); sale, Christie's Paris, 20 June 2002, lot 3

Literature

BMC V, 294 (IA. 21262); BSB-Ink A-969; Essling 431; Goff A-1432; GW 3131; HC *2224 = H 2223; Klebs 137.1; Sander 718

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of the author's astronomical and geographical works,  Included is 'Ora Maritima', an account of  Greek and Carthaginian maritime routes  and the only surviving translation of the lost 6th-century B.C. merchants' handbook Massaliote Periplus. THE FIRST RECORDED USE OF "ABRACADABRA" OCCURS ON P3V.

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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New York