592
592
Schreiber, Heinrich (1492/1496-1525/1526)
LIBELLUS DE COMPOSITIONE REGULARUM PRO VASORUM MENSURATIONE. (VIENNA: JOHANN SINGRIENER FOR LUKAS ALANTSEE, 7 SEPTEMBER 1518)
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LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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592
Schreiber, Heinrich (1492/1496-1525/1526)
LIBELLUS DE COMPOSITIONE REGULARUM PRO VASORUM MENSURATIONE. (VIENNA: JOHANN SINGRIENER FOR LUKAS ALANTSEE, 7 SEPTEMBER 1518)
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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Schreiber, Heinrich (1492/1496-1525/1526)
LIBELLUS DE COMPOSITIONE REGULARUM PRO VASORUM MENSURATIONE. (VIENNA: JOHANN SINGRIENER FOR LUKAS ALANTSEE, 7 SEPTEMBER 1518)
FIRST EDITION, 4to (200 x 145mm.), A-D4, large woodcut on title-page signed by Fr Richardus Atzel and dated 1518, woodcut initials and diagrams, early annotation on A3 referring to Euclid, modern blue paper wrappers with modern printed label on upper cover
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Literature

Tomash & Williams S62; USTC 672543; VD16 S 4143; Manfred Weidauer, "Bibliographie der Schriften von Heinrich Schreyber" in Heinrich Schreyber aus Erfurt, genannt Grammateus. Festschrift zum 500. Geburtstag, edited by Manfred Weidauer (Munich, 1996), pp.143-165 (p.146 no. 2, locating 14 copies)

Catalogue Note

Schreiber taught at the University of Vienna, where Christoph Rudolff was one of his pupils. This short work describes how to calculate areas and volumes. For his more famous work on commercial arithmetic, see lot 573.

The woodcut on the title-page depicts the author presenting his book to the dedicatee, the Slovakian nobleman Ladislav Černohorský z Boskovic. Little is known of the Hungarian artist, Fr Richard Atzel, who was working for Alantsee in Vienna at this time.

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