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Stoeffler, Johann
ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE ASTROLABII... ATQUE TOTIUS SPHERICE DOCTISSIMO NUPER INGENIOSE CONCINNATA ATQUE IN LUCEM EDITA. OPPENHEIM: (JACOB KÖBEL), 1513 (1512)
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3,0004,000
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Stoeffler, Johann
ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE ASTROLABII... ATQUE TOTIUS SPHERICE DOCTISSIMO NUPER INGENIOSE CONCINNATA ATQUE IN LUCEM EDITA. OPPENHEIM: (JACOB KÖBEL), 1513 (1512)
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3,0004,000
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Stoeffler, Johann
ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE ASTROLABII... ATQUE TOTIUS SPHERICE DOCTISSIMO NUPER INGENIOSE CONCINNATA ATQUE IN LUCEM EDITA. OPPENHEIM: (JACOB KÖBEL), 1513 (1512)
FIRST EDITION, folio (264 x 202mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations (some full page), some with printed extensions slips (B3v, C4v with 3, D3r with 2, D4r (in wrong place), woodcut printer's device at end, modern half vellum lettered in black ink on spine, library stamp erased from foot of title-page, repaired tear to first 2 leaves, lacking extension slips on A6v, G2 partly detached, a few leaves at end strengthened in gutter
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Provenance

Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), booklabel; bought from H.P. Kraus, New York, 1988, Catalogue 168, item 82; Erwin Tomash, booklabel

Literature

Benzing, Köbel, 27; Tomash & Williams S197; USTC 649878; VD16 S9191; Zinner 991

Catalogue Note

The first German book on astrolabes, produced on the first press established in Oppenheim. "Handsomely illustrated and with detailed instructions both for the construction and use of an astrolabe, this early work set the standards and provided material for a host of imitators" (Owen Gingerich). Stoeffler, professor of mathematics at Tübingen, also achieved fame for calculating fifty years of ephemerides; he was the teacher of Sebastian Münster, Johann Schöner, and Georg Rheticus. Benzing attributed the woodcuts to the Master DS.

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