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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Johannes de Sacrobosco
SPHAERA MUNDI. VENICE: GUILELMUS ANIMA MIA, TRIDINENSIS, 14 JANUARY, 1491
Estimation
5 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 5,625 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Johannes de Sacrobosco
SPHAERA MUNDI. VENICE: GUILELMUS ANIMA MIA, TRIDINENSIS, 14 JANUARY, 1491
Estimation
5 0008 000
Lot. Vendu 5,625 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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Johannes de Sacrobosco
SPHAERA MUNDI. VENICE: GUILELMUS ANIMA MIA, TRIDINENSIS, 14 JANUARY, 1491
4to (199 x 150 mm). 48 leaves. 42 lines. Full-page woodcut on verso of title-leaf showing Astronomia enthroned flanked by Urania and Ptolemy, large woodcut of the "Sphaera mundi" on a3v, each partially hand colored and 7 of the diagrams of planetary orbits partially colored or with outline color; first line of text on f5r cropped, d6r-v with first lines shaved, manuscript headlines and a few manuscript side notes cropped, small rust hole to b1 with minor intrusion to text, some faint spotting and browning. Modern gilt vellum with ties. 
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Provenance

"M. Sebastiani Gleyss ex purgstall austriaci sum 1515", inscription on title, early marginalia (usually cropped); Christie's New York, 8 November, 1996, lot 37. 

Bibliographie

BMC V, 412; Essling 262;  Goff J-410; HC 14114*; Klebs 874.15; Oates 2008; Polain 2304; Sander 6665

Description

This edition of Sacrobosco's much reprinted Sphaera mundi contains two further treatises, J. Regiomantanus, Disputationes contra Cremonensia and G. Peurbach, Theoricae novae planetarum. 

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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New York