620
620
Stoeffler, Johann (1452-1531)
ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE ASTROLABII... ATQUE TOTIUS SPHERICE DOCTISSIMO NUPER INGENIOSE CONCINNATA ATQUE IN LUCEM EDITA. OPPENHEIM: (JACOB KÖBEL), 1513 (1512)
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5,0007,000
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620
Stoeffler, Johann (1452-1531)
ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE ASTROLABII... ATQUE TOTIUS SPHERICE DOCTISSIMO NUPER INGENIOSE CONCINNATA ATQUE IN LUCEM EDITA. OPPENHEIM: (JACOB KÖBEL), 1513 (1512)
Estimate
5,0007,000
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Stoeffler, Johann (1452-1531)
ELUCIDATIO FABRICAE USUSQUE ASTROLABII... ATQUE TOTIUS SPHERICE DOCTISSIMO NUPER INGENIOSE CONCINNATA ATQUE IN LUCEM EDITA. OPPENHEIM: (JACOB KÖBEL), 1513 (1512)
FIRST EDITION, folio (264 x 202mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut illustrations (some full page), some with printed extensions slips (B3v, C4v with 3, D3r with 2, D4r (in wrong place), woodcut printer's device at end, modern half vellum lettered in black ink on spine, library stamp erased from foot of title-page, repaired tear to first 2 leaves, lacking extension slips on A6v, G2 partly detached, a few leaves at end strengthened in gutter
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Provenance

Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), booklabel; bought from H.P. Kraus, New York, 1988, Catalogue 168, item 82

Literature

Tomash & Williams S197; Benzing, Köbel, 27; Crone Library 6; USTC 649878; VD16 S9191; Zinner 991

Catalogue Note

The first German book on astrolabes, produced on the first press established in Oppenheim (for works written by Köbel, see lots 325-329; it is thought he may have designed the woodcuts, which have also been attributed to the Master DS). Stoeffler taught at the University of Tübingen, where Philip Melanchthon and Sebastian Münster were among his students; there is a laudatory verse by Melanchthon printed at the beginning of the book.

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