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Christophori Clauii Bambergensis ex Societate Iesu In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius

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Christophori Clauii Bambergensis ex Societate Iesu In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius
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Christophori Clauii Bambergensis ex Societate Iesu In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius
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First ed. of a commentary on Sacro Bosco's Sphaera mundi by Christoph Clavius, a Jesuit from Bamberg, and friend of Galileo, in which Clavius attempted to bring the Ptolemaic astronomy of Sacro Bosco into the mainstream of later 16th-century astronomy. Although Clavius supported the Ptolemaic theories for most of his life, in 1610, he was able to use a telescope to confirm the existence of the satellites of Jupiter and observe the phases of Venus. Clavius' commentary served as the textbook for his astronomy course at the Collegio Romano, where he taught from 1564 until 1612
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  • 2678
  • p. 94
  • p. 160
  • v. 2, col. 1212, no. 1
  • 1:435
  • 1:235
  • p. 61
Citation source
  • Houzeau & Lancaster. Astronomie (1964 éd.)
  • Lalande, J.J. Bib. astronomique
  • Grassi, G. Union catalog of printed books in European astronom. observatories
  • Backer-Sommervogel
  • Marshall, R.G. STC Italian
  • Roller & Goodman
  • Ascarelli, F. Cinquecentine romane
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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Christophori Clauii Bambergensis ex Societate Iesu In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius
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  • Imprint date precedes the name of the printer on t.p
  • Signatures: [pi]4 A-3P4 3Q6 [maltese cross]-2[maltese cross]4
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette of an armillary sphere; Eliano's device (figure of Victory as a wingèd woman, holding a laurel wreath in one hand, and a palm frond in the other, with motto "Vincenti dabo"); large and small ornamental initials, some foliated white-on-black criblé background, some white-on-white; extensively illustrated throughout with astronomical diagrams and tables
  • Errata on p. [15] at end
  • Includes index
  • Not in Adams or BM STC Italian
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22 cm. (4to)
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[8], 499, [17] p. (last [2] p. blank)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: contemporary limp vellum; ms. spine title: "P. Clavii In sphaera Io. de Sacro Busco"; ms. title on lower edges reads "Sphaera Claud: in Sacrobuscu[m]". Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front free endpaper, and t.p. Purchase, William Patrick Watson, 1999.
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  • (OCoLC)16750552
  • ucoclc16750552
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Christophori Clauii Bambergensis ex Societate Iesu In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius
Publication
Note
  • Imprint date precedes the name of the printer on t.p
  • Signatures: [pi]4 A-3P4 3Q6 [maltese cross]-2[maltese cross]4
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette of an armillary sphere; Eliano's device (figure of Victory as a wingèd woman, holding a laurel wreath in one hand, and a palm frond in the other, with motto "Vincenti dabo"); large and small ornamental initials, some foliated white-on-black criblé background, some white-on-white; extensively illustrated throughout with astronomical diagrams and tables
  • Errata on p. [15] at end
  • Includes index
  • Not in Adams or BM STC Italian
Dimensions
22 cm. (4to)
Extent
[8], 499, [17] p. (last [2] p. blank)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: contemporary limp vellum; ms. spine title: "P. Clavii In sphaera Io. de Sacro Busco"; ms. title on lower edges reads "Sphaera Claud: in Sacrobuscu[m]". Contemporary ownership inscriptions on front free endpaper, and t.p. Purchase, William Patrick Watson, 1999.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)16750552
  • ucoclc16750552

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