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    Landmarks of Science & Medicine from the Library of Andras Gedeon

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 222

    RECHPERGER, Wilhelm. Astrolabium. Eiusque usus tam astronomicus, quam geometricus, breuibus, dilucidis ac facilibus regulis explicatus. Augsburg: David Franck, 1611. 4° (179 x 143mm). Title within a typographical border, woodcut diagrams in the text, folding printed table, with the final errata leaf (a little worming at the beginning affects text very slightly, some worming in the inner margins, light brown oilstain in top inner corners throughout). Contemporary vellum (lacks ties, a trifle soiled). Provenance: the Royal Hungarian University Science Library (library stamp on title-verso).

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    RECHPERGER, Wilhelm. Astrolabium. Eiusque usus tam astronomicus, quam geometricus, breuibus, dilucidis ac facilibus regulis explicatus. Augsburg: David Franck, 1611. 4° (179 x 143mm). Title within a typographical border, woodcut diagrams in the text, folding printed table, with the final errata leaf (a little worming at the beginning affects text very slightly, some worming in the inner margins, light brown oilstain in top inner corners throughout). Contemporary vellum (lacks ties, a trifle soiled). Provenance: the Royal Hungarian University Science Library (library stamp on title-verso).

    FIRST EDITION of Rechperger's scarce work on the astrolabe. It is divided into three chapters and provides instruction for their construction and their application to astronomy, astrology and geometry. Little is known about this doctor of medicine, philosophy and mathematics at Vienna save that he published a calendar at Vienna for the year 1612-13.


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