621
621
Stoeffler, Johann (1452-1531)
CALENDARIUM ROMANUM MAGNUM, CAESAREAE MAIESTATI DICATUM. (OPPENHEIM: JAKOB KÖBEL, 24 MARCH 1518)
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621
Stoeffler, Johann (1452-1531)
CALENDARIUM ROMANUM MAGNUM, CAESAREAE MAIESTATI DICATUM. (OPPENHEIM: JAKOB KÖBEL, 24 MARCH 1518)
Estimate
3,0004,000
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Stoeffler, Johann (1452-1531)
CALENDARIUM ROMANUM MAGNUM, CAESAREAE MAIESTATI DICATUM. (OPPENHEIM: JAKOB KÖBEL, 24 MARCH 1518)
FIRST EDITION, folio (300 x 202mm.), title within woodcut border (containing numerous armorials), woodcut initials and illustrations (2 leaves towards the end, containing woodcuts of instruments, printed on thicker paper), printed in red and black, last two leaves containing errata, modern calf gilt, some light soiling, browning or staining, repaired tears to *2, fol.41 and the table for 1578-1579 (this last affecting the text), a few other small tears
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Provenance

bought from Libreria antiquaria Pregliasco, Turin, 1997, book label

Literature

Tomash & Williams S196; Benzing, Köbel 58; Fairfax Murray, German 403; USTC 617753; VD16 S9188; Zinner 1101

Catalogue Note

Stoeffler's work on calendar reform was requested by the Lateran Council of 1512-1517 (it had originally been initiated by Sixtus IV who requested Regiomontanus to work on this). As well as details of the calendar, this volume also contains sections on phlebotomy (with a woodcut of anatomical man), eclipses, a gazetteer, calculations for the dating of Easter and the positions of the sun and moon calculated to the year 1579. It is considered the finest production of Köbel's press.

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