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Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)
TABULAE ASTRONOMICAE. JOHANNES DANCK: CANONES IN TABULAS ALPHONSI. [VENICE]: ERHARD RATDOLT, 4 JULY 1483
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)
TABULAE ASTRONOMICAE. JOHANNES DANCK: CANONES IN TABULAS ALPHONSI. [VENICE]: ERHARD RATDOLT, 4 JULY 1483
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284)
TABULAE ASTRONOMICAE. JOHANNES DANCK: CANONES IN TABULAS ALPHONSI. [VENICE]: ERHARD RATDOLT, 4 JULY 1483
4to (214 x 155mm.), 93 leaves (of 94, without initial blank), a-l8 m6, 40-43 lines, gothic type, woodcut initials with hand-colouring, smaller lombard initials, first heading printed in red, woodcut diagrams, red paraphs and initial-strokes, modern speckled calf, folding cloth box, some staining at page edges
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Provenance

Cesare Malfatti, armorial bookplate (pasted into new binding); bought from Martayan Lan, 1989

Literature

Tomash & Williams A59; ISTC ia00534000; Crone Library 1; Norman 36; Redgrave, Ratdolt 34; Stillwell 14

Catalogue Note

FIRST EDITION. These astronomical tables, computing the positions of the sun, moon and planets in relation to the fixed stars, were originally composed by the Cordoban astronomer al-Zarqali (c. 1029-c. 1087) and revised two hundred years later on the order of Alfonso X, 'el Sabio', and became known as the Alfonsine Tables. The Latin version was made from a Spanish version, now lost.

For the third edition, see lot 9.

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