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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    SACROBOSCO, Ioannes de (fl.1230). Sphaera mundi. Venice: Jacobus Pentius de Leuco for M. Sessa, 24 December 1519. 4° (198 x 145mm). Fine woodcut on title of a seated astronomer flanked by 2 Muses, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text (title shaved at head, rather soiled and spotted). Old vellum (recased). Provenance: Fr. Silvester Cortoniensis alias de Capizi, 15 October 1529 (ownership inscription on title-verso). Edit-on line 33670; Wellcome I, 5694.

    Price Realised  

    SACROBOSCO, Ioannes de (fl.1230). Sphaera mundi. Venice: Jacobus Pentius de Leuco for M. Sessa, 24 December 1519. 4° (198 x 145mm). Fine woodcut on title of a seated astronomer flanked by 2 Muses, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams in the text (title shaved at head, rather soiled and spotted). Old vellum (recased). Provenance: Fr. Silvester Cortoniensis alias de Capizi, 15 October 1529 (ownership inscription on title-verso). Edit-on line 33670; Wellcome I, 5694.


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