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Alfonso X of Castile
TABULE ASTRONOMICE... NUPER QUAM DILIGENTISSIME CUM ADDITIONIBUS EMENDATE. VENICE: PETRUS LIECHTENSTEIN, 1518 (1521)
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8001,000
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78
Alfonso X of Castile
TABULE ASTRONOMICE... NUPER QUAM DILIGENTISSIME CUM ADDITIONIBUS EMENDATE. VENICE: PETRUS LIECHTENSTEIN, 1518 (1521)
Estimate
8001,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
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Alfonso X of Castile
TABULE ASTRONOMICE... NUPER QUAM DILIGENTISSIME CUM ADDITIONIBUS EMENDATE. VENICE: PETRUS LIECHTENSTEIN, 1518 (1521)
4to (214 x 158mm.), woodcut initials, large woodcut device printed in red and black on final verso, a few early manuscript annotations, Latin verses about Greek philosophers on rear flyleaf in a contemporary hand, old limp vellum, thirteenth-century manuscript fragments in binding, spine repaired, lacking 2 pairs of alum-tawed ties
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Provenance

bought from Libreria Mediolanum, Milan, 1997; Erwin Tomash, booklabel

Literature

Edit16 1132; Tomash & Williams A60; USTC 808746

Catalogue Note

These astronomical tables, computing the positions of the sun, moon and planets in relation to the fixed stars, were originally composed by the Cordoban astronomer al-Zarqali (c. 1029-c. 1087) and revised two hundred years later on the order of Alfonso X, "el Sabio" (1221-1284), and became known as the Alfonsine Tables. The Alfonsine Tables printed here are those edited by Johannes Santritter and previously published at Venice in 1492, in which new entries had appeared in the star table derived from John of Gmunden.

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