REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes Müller, 1436-1476). Scripta de torqueto, astrolabio armillari, regula magna Ptolemaica, baculoq[ue] astronomico, et obseruationibus cometarum, aucta necessarijs, Ioannis Schoneri ... additionibus. Nuremberg: Joannes Montanus and Ulrich Neuber, 1544.
REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes Müller, 1436-1476). Scripta de torqueto, astrolabio armillari, regula magna Ptolemaica, baculoq[ue] astronomico, et obseruationibus cometarum, aucta necessarijs, Ioannis Schoneri ... additionibus. Nuremberg: Joannes Montanus and Ulrich Neuber, 1544.
REGIOMONTANUS, (Johannes Müller, 1436-1476). Scripta de torqueto, astrolabio armillari, regula magna Ptolemaica, baculoq[ue] astronomico, et obseruationibus cometarum, aucta necessarijs, Ioannis Schoneri ... additionibus. Nuremberg: Joannes Montanus and Ulrich Neuber, 1544.
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REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes Müller, 1436-1476). Scripta de torqueto, astrolabio armillari, regula magna Ptolemaica, baculoq[ue] astronomico, et obseruationibus cometarum, aucta necessarijs, Ioannis Schoneri ... additionibus. Nuremberg: Joannes Montanus and Ulrich Neuber, 1544.

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REGIOMONTANUS (Johannes Müller, 1436-1476). Scripta de torqueto, astrolabio armillari, regula magna Ptolemaica, baculoq[ue] astronomico, et obseruationibus cometarum, aucta necessarijs, Ioannis Schoneri ... additionibus. Nuremberg: Joannes Montanus and Ulrich Neuber, 1544.

4° (190 x 141mm). Woodcut illustrations and diagrams. (Some browning, a few marginal waterstains, hole in k2 causing slight loss, lacks the final errata leaf which is supplied in facsimile.) 19th-century vellum (lightly stained). Provenance: An early reader has inked over Schöner’s name on the title, and at every subsequent occurence in headings or running titles.

FIRST EDITION of this composite work, edited by Johannes Schöner (1477-1547) who also adds his own contributions. Other contributors listed on the title-page are Georg Peuerbach and Joachim Heller. The subject of the first two papers by Regiomontanus and Schöner is the Torquetum; there then follows Regiomontanus’s paper on the armillary sphere, Schöner’s on the large Ptolemaic rule, Regiomontaus’s tables of solar observations, and Schöner’s short piece on the astronomical radii. Peuerbach’s Quadratum geometricum forms a significant part of the long final section on eclipses, comets and planetary observations by Regiomontanus and others. Schöner, who was closely connected with the publication of Copernicus’s De revolutionibus (Nuremberg, 1543), published the works of Regiomontanus from his manuscripts. Peuerbach had been Regiomontanus’s teacher, colleague and collaborator. Adams R-279; Houzeau and Lancaster 2266; Zinner 1857.


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