SACROBOSCO, Johannes de. - Libellus de anni ratione. - 1547

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SACROBOSCO, Johannes de. - Libellus de anni ratione. - 1547
Astronomie - Aantal: 1 - Boek

8vo. 44 unnumbered ll., A-E8 F4. Woodcut vignette to title, 5 half-page or smaller woodcut astronomical diagrams, decorated initials. Two small ink splashes to extreme outer edge, light age browning, occasional minor marginal spotting. A good copy, on thick paper, in 17th-century Netherlandish dark brown goatskin, newer endpapers, double gilt ruled, outer border gilt to a roll of palmettes and fleurons, centre panel with gilt floral and pointillé cornerpieces, gilt lozenge-shaped centrepiece surrounded by pointillé spiralling branches and semé of gilt stars, a.e.g., sympathetic repair to corners, spine repaired with loss of gold-tooling.

The scarce third Flemish edition - in an exquisite, very appropriate 17th-century Netherlandish binding - of this important work in the history of computing by the major 13th-century astronomer Johannes de Sacrobosco. It is a critique of the Julian calendar which, according to Sacrobosco, had accumulated a temporal error of 10 days since its establishment in the 1st century BC.

Pettigree & Walsby, Netherlandish Books 17021. Not in Brunet, USTC or EDIT16.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Astronomie
Auteur/ Illustrator
SACROBOSCO, Johannes de.
Boektitel
Libellus de anni ratione.
Staat
Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1547
Druk
Derde Vlaams
Taal
Latijn
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Antwerp, apud Ioannem Richardum,
Band
Leder
Afmetingen
15×10,2 cm
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