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.
"M. Sebastiani Gleyss ex purgstall austriaci sum 1515", inscription on title, early marginalia (usually cropped); Christie's New York, 8 November, 1996, lot 37.
BMC V, 412; Essling 262; Goff J-410; HC 14114*; Klebs 874.15; Oates 2008; Polain 2304; Sander 6665