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CLAUDIUS PTOLEMAEUS (c.100-170)

Omnia quae extant opera, praeter geographiam. Edited by Erasmus Oswald Schreckenfuchs. Basel: H. Petri, 1551. 2° (305 x 205mm). 2 double-page woodcut plates, numerous woodcut illustrations, woodcut device on title and last page. (Some browning, sometime heavy, occasional soiling, small wormtrack on title and wormhole to following 4 leaves.) Contemporary vellum, title label on spine, manuscript title on spine and bottom edge (some staining). Provenance: a few early annotations and text corrections including on verso of title -- Biblioteca Classica Italiana (stamp on flyleaf and title) -- Collegio O. Arioi, Brescia (stamp on title) -- Biblioteca Prov. Ven. Med. S.I. Letteraria (stamp on title) --Compagnia del Gesú, Rome (book label).
Fourth edition of Ptolemy's astronomical writings, but the first to be edited by Oswald Schreckenfuchs, professor of mathematics at the University of Tübingen. Adams P2208; Zinner 146; Lalande p.71.

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