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Sphera: cum commentis in hoc volumine contentis videlicet
Sphaera mundi. 1518
impensa heredum quondam Domini Octauiani Scoti Modoetiensis: ac sociorum
Ailly, Pierre d'
Ailly, Pierre d',
253 [i.e. 233],  (blank) leaves. illus. 33 cm.
Cichi Esculani cum textu.--Expositio Joannis Baptiste Capuani in eandem.--Jacobi Fabri Stapulensis.--Theodosij De speris.--Michaelis Scoti.--Qõnes reuerẽdissimi dñi Petri de Aliaco [et]c.--Roberti Linchoniensis Compendium.--Tractatus de sphera solida.--Tractatus de sphera Campani.--Tractatus de computo maiori eiusdem.--Disputatio Joannis de Monte Regio.--Textus theorice [Georgii Purbachii] cũ expõne Joãnis Baptiste Capuani.--Ptolomeus De speculis.
Includes Sacro Bosco's Sphere and various commentaries on it, as well as other works on the sphere.
Originally edited by Hieronymus de Nuciarellis.
Imprint from colophon.
Signatures: A⁴ B-2F⁸ 2G⁶ (2G6 blank)
Initials; side notes.
Woodcut illustration of armillary sphere on leaf 4b.
Printer's mark (Kristeller 286) on leaf 253b [i.e. 232]
Numbers 181-200 omitted in foliation.
Leaf 97 incorrectly numbered 81/, 92 as 192.
Riccardi, P. Bib. matematica, II, col. 447-449.
NUC pre-56, NS 0014920.
Thorndike, L. Sphere of Sacrobosco, p. 343.
Lacy Collection bookplate, cop. 1.
Manuscript notes in margins, cop. 2.
Some initials hand colored; gilded initial on leaf 201, cop. 2.
Copy 2 imperfect: lacks t.p. The printed dates on line 3, leaf 2a, "Anno dñi. 1506," and the last line of leaf 3a, "M.D.VII.," of Bartolomeo Vespucci's oration have been erased (leaf 2a) or cut out (leaf 3a) and subsequently added in pencil. According to Thorndike (History of Magic, V, p. 164), this oration was delivered in Padua in 1506, in Ferrara in 1507, and published in 1508. Colophon date of "1484" is probably false ("1518" added in pencil beneath colophon). No references found for this edition with a 1484 imprint date (Proctor, BM 15th cent., NUC pre-56, Goff, Hain). This date also conflicts with the dates on leaves 2a and 3a. In addition, the heirs of Octavianus Scotus (named in the colophon) did not begin publishing until 1516 (cf. Norton, F. J. Italian printers 1501-1520). Thorndike calls the Venice 1518 edition a new and superior compilation, and does not mention a prior imprint of this edition.
Astronomy--Early works to 1800