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Clavius, Christoph (1537-1612)
GNOMONICES LIBRI OCTO. ROME: FRANCESCO ZANETTI, 1581
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2,5003,500
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124
Clavius, Christoph (1537-1612)
GNOMONICES LIBRI OCTO. ROME: FRANCESCO ZANETTI, 1581
Estimate
2,5003,500
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Clavius, Christoph (1537-1612)
GNOMONICES LIBRI OCTO. ROME: FRANCESCO ZANETTI, 1581
Folio (330 x 225mm.), engraved title-page, woodcut initials and tailpieces, woodcut diagrams, woodcut printer's device above colophon, contemporary vellum, a few small corrections to the text in ink, occasional light browning, a few small wormholes in binding, joints split, lacking 4 pairs of ties
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Provenance

"Abbatiae Carcerum", i.e. the abbey of Santa Maria delle Carceri (near Padua), engraved bookplate on inside covers (the abbey was sold by the Venetian state in 1690); Rev. Antonio de Lazzaris, canon of the Congregation of San Giorgio [in Alga?], inscription on inside front cover; TA, red monogram stamp on verso of title-page and elsewhere; bought from Martayan Lan, New York, 1990

Literature

Tomash & Williams C101; Edit16 12671; USTC 822862

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION of Clavius's extensive description of fixed and portable sundials, including details on construction as well as use.

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