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Rantzau, Heinrich
DIARIUM SIVE CALENDARIUM ROMANUM, OECONOMICUM, ECCLESIASTICUM, ASTRONOMICUM, ET FERE PERPETUUM. AD DIES VETERI IULIANI & NOVI GREGORIANI ANNI ACCOMMODATUM. WITTENBERG: CHRISTOPH AXIN, 1593
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Rantzau, Heinrich
DIARIUM SIVE CALENDARIUM ROMANUM, OECONOMICUM, ECCLESIASTICUM, ASTRONOMICUM, ET FERE PERPETUUM. AD DIES VETERI IULIANI & NOVI GREGORIANI ANNI ACCOMMODATUM. WITTENBERG: CHRISTOPH AXIN, 1593
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Rantzau, Heinrich
DIARIUM SIVE CALENDARIUM ROMANUM, OECONOMICUM, ECCLESIASTICUM, ASTRONOMICUM, ET FERE PERPETUUM. AD DIES VETERI IULIANI & NOVI GREGORIANI ANNI ACCOMMODATUM. WITTENBERG: CHRISTOPH AXIN, 1593
4to (192 x 157mm.), title printed in red and black, other occasional printing in red, woodcut armorial on verso of title-page, woodcut initials and illustrations, woodcut printer's device above colophon, modern boards, occasional light browning
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Provenance

bought from Jeffrey D. Mancevice, Worcester, MA, 1999; Erwin Tomash, booklabel

Literature

Tomash & Williams R12; USTC 662061; VD16 R 234

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION, one of two issues printed in 1593 (the other one has the name Paul Helwig in the colophon). Rantzau was a nobleman from Schleswig-Holstein, first and foremost a politician, but he also demonstrated great interest in many different intellectual pursuits. He attracted the attention of Tycho Brahe and subsequently provided him with one of his castles, in Wansbeck, just outside Hamburg, where Tycho was able to continue his researches (Tycho had had to leave Hven following his falling-out with the Danish king).

This work attempts to reconcile the Julian and Gregorian calendars, together with tables for calculating movable feasts and a section on astrology, where Rantzau casts his own horoscope. There is also a listing of the fairs in various towns across Europe, in particular those in Germanic lands. It should be remembered that the Gregorian calendar, which was implemented in October 1582, did not reach Protestant states until much later (Denmark adopted it in 1700).

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