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Compilatio Leupoldi ducatus Austrie filij de astrorum scientia decem continentis tractatus

Label
Compilatio Leupoldi ducatus Austrie filij de astrorum scientia decem continentis tractatus
Title
Compilatio Leupoldi ducatus Austrie filij de astrorum scientia decem continentis tractatus
Title variation
De astrorum scientia decem continentis tractatus
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
lat
Summary
The Compilatio, by the mysterious Leopold of Austria--perhaps Leopold VI, duke of Austria, called the "Glorious" (1176-1230)--deals with both astronomy and astrology:
Cataloging source
AZU
Citation location within source
  • no. 4702
  • p. 375
  • 3948
  • L-516
  • p. 41
  • CNCE 30058
Citation source
  • Houzeau & Lancaster. Astronomie (1964 éd.)
  • BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
  • Sander
  • Adams
  • Lalande, J.J. Bibliographie astronomique
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Book 1 deals with astronomy, and provides lists of stars and constellations; Book 2 demonstrates how, using trigonometry, problems of planetary anomaly within the Ptolemaic system can be corrected, while Book 3 defends astrology against its critics. The sixth book discusses meteorology; the ninth is a condemnation of necromancy; cf. F.J. Carmody, "Leopold of Austria, 'Li compilacions de le science des estoilles'" (Berkeley: Univ. of Calif. Press, 1947), especially p. 39-44
Label
Compilatio Leupoldi ducatus Austrie filij de astrorum scientia decem continentis tractatus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Second ed.; first printed by Ratdolt in 1489. The present ed. reprints the text used by Ratdolt, including Ratdolt's dedicatory epistle, and includes a third chapter in Book I taken from Ratdolt's 1489 ed. of Abu Ma'shar's "Magnum introductorium", translated by Hermann of Carinthia
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Printer identified in BM STC Italian
  • Signatures: A-L8 M6
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette (portrait of an astronomer, surrounded by scholarly books, and holding a ladder; a speech ballon containing the image of a ladder ascending through the starry heavens suggests that the astronomer seeks to "reach" or understand the stars through knowledge and study; the ladder may also refer to the cosmic distance ladder of calculating distances to celestial objects through a "ladder" of successive measurements); below is the Sessa cat-and-mouse device, with his initials "M" and "S" in upper corners; large historiated initials; smaller white-on-black floriated initials; 111 woodcut illustrations of various sizes throughout text, including full-page armillary sphere with caption "Sphera Mundi," many half-and quarter-page astronomical spheres and diagrams, including the solar system, small drawings of the signs of the Zodiac, and two series of woodcuts showing planets personified. In the first series, the gods who govern the planets are shown enthroned; in the second series, the gods are seated in chariots, with zodiacal signs
  • Text printed in gothic type
Dimensions
20 cm (4to)
Extent
[188] p. (last p. blank)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern boards covered with an incunable leaf; edges stained red. Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, 2009.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03038687
  • ucoclc3038687
Label
Compilatio Leupoldi ducatus Austrie filij de astrorum scientia decem continentis tractatus
Publication
Note
  • Second ed.; first printed by Ratdolt in 1489. The present ed. reprints the text used by Ratdolt, including Ratdolt's dedicatory epistle, and includes a third chapter in Book I taken from Ratdolt's 1489 ed. of Abu Ma'shar's "Magnum introductorium", translated by Hermann of Carinthia
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Printer identified in BM STC Italian
  • Signatures: A-L8 M6
  • Woodcuts: large title vignette (portrait of an astronomer, surrounded by scholarly books, and holding a ladder; a speech ballon containing the image of a ladder ascending through the starry heavens suggests that the astronomer seeks to "reach" or understand the stars through knowledge and study; the ladder may also refer to the cosmic distance ladder of calculating distances to celestial objects through a "ladder" of successive measurements); below is the Sessa cat-and-mouse device, with his initials "M" and "S" in upper corners; large historiated initials; smaller white-on-black floriated initials; 111 woodcut illustrations of various sizes throughout text, including full-page armillary sphere with caption "Sphera Mundi," many half-and quarter-page astronomical spheres and diagrams, including the solar system, small drawings of the signs of the Zodiac, and two series of woodcuts showing planets personified. In the first series, the gods who govern the planets are shown enthroned; in the second series, the gods are seated in chariots, with zodiacal signs
  • Text printed in gothic type
Dimensions
20 cm (4to)
Extent
[188] p. (last p. blank)
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: bound in modern boards covered with an incunable leaf; edges stained red. Purchase, Paul Dowling, Liber Antiquus, 2009.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)03038687
  • ucoclc3038687

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