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Dryander, Johann (1500-1560)
ANNULORUM TRIUM DIVERSI GENERIS INSTRUMENTORUM ASTRONOMICORUM COMPONENDI RATIO ATQUE USUS. MARBURG: EUCHARIUS CEVICORNUS, 1537
Estimate
2,0003,000
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161
Dryander, Johann (1500-1560)
ANNULORUM TRIUM DIVERSI GENERIS INSTRUMENTORUM ASTRONOMICORUM COMPONENDI RATIO ATQUE USUS. MARBURG: EUCHARIUS CEVICORNUS, 1537
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Dryander, Johann (1500-1560)
ANNULORUM TRIUM DIVERSI GENERIS INSTRUMENTORUM ASTRONOMICORUM COMPONENDI RATIO ATQUE USUS. MARBURG: EUCHARIUS CEVICORNUS, 1537
FIRST EDITION, 4 parts in one volume, 4to (198 x 150mm.), large woodcut of an armillary sphere on first title and on verso, woodcut devices, woodcuts and diagrams in text, large historiated woodcut initials, printer’s device on verso of final leaf, modern binding reusing old vellum, old ink annotations to last leaf, some dampstaining and browning, vellum soiled
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Provenance

Mario Lanfranchi, London; bought from Robin Halwas, London, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams D66; Dommer, Marburg, 83; VD16 E674; USTC 608553

Catalogue Note

A treatise on astronomical rings, instruments that could be used to tell the time, and had applications in surveying. About two-thirds of the book is devoted to the author’s version of the instrument (modelled on one ascribed to Gemma Frisius, which Dryander inscribed with new markings) and the remainder to astronomical rings of other sorts, including Regiomontanus’ Metheroscope, and the rings of the Jewish physician Bonet de Lattes.

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