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Anianus
COMPUTUS CUM COMMENTO. LYON: JEAN DU PRÉ (PRINTER OF LYON), 10 FEBRUARY 1488/89
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
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Anianus
COMPUTUS CUM COMMENTO. LYON: JEAN DU PRÉ (PRINTER OF LYON), 10 FEBRUARY 1488/89
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Anianus
COMPUTUS CUM COMMENTO. LYON: JEAN DU PRÉ (PRINTER OF LYON), 10 FEBRUARY 1488/89
4to (194 x 143mm.), 40 leaves, a-e8, 34 lines, gothic type, 7-line initial in red, red paraphs, woodcut illustrations, woodcut printer's device on final verso (otherwise blank), eighteenth-century blue paper wrappers, modern folding box, occasional light staining, small hole on c8 with loss of a few letters, last leaf defective (not affecting text), backstrip slightly worn
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Provenance

printed inventory number 2064 on front cover and inside front cover; George Augustus Shuckburgh, 6th Baronet (1751-1804), armorial bookplate; Christie's, 24 November 1993, lot 26, £5,500, Erwin Tomash

Sir George Shuckburgh was a mathematician and Fellow of the Royal Society, who went on his Grand Tour from 1774 to 1776. He owned a substantial library which included a Gutenberg Bible and other early scientific books.

Literature

Tomash & Williams A77; H 5594; ISTC ia00732500; GW 1952; Klebs 71.01; Smith, Le Comput manuel de Magister Anianus 3

Catalogue Note

RARE. ISTC lists one copy only, in Bibliothèque municipale de Grenoble. This is probably the third edition of Anianus's text on the calculation of the calendar, plausibly written in the thirteenth century. The earliest surviving edition was printed in Paris in 1483, but without illustrations. The text includes illustrations of the hand for use as a mnemonic device for the calculations.

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