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SACROBOSCO, Joannes de (fl.1230). Sphaera mundi. Venice: Jacobus Pentius de Leuco for M. Sessa, 24 December 1519. 4° (208 x 148mm). Fine woodcut on title of a seated astronomer flanked by two Muses, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams. (Title with some wear and repaired tears). 20th-century morocco gilt in period style, gilt edges. Provenance: Carolus ?Arpinus (title inscription, extensive marginalia and emendations, one on A3v dated 1521).
SACROBOSCO, Joannes de (fl.1230). Sphaera mundi. Venice: Jacobus Pentius de Leuco for M. Sessa, 24 December 1519. 4° (208 x 148mm). Fine woodcut on title of a seated astronomer flanked by two Muses, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams. (Title with some wear and repaired tears). 20th-century morocco gilt in period style, gilt edges. Provenance: Carolus ?Arpinus (title inscription, extensive marginalia and emendations, one on A3v dated 1521).

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SACROBOSCO, Joannes de (fl.1230). Sphaera mundi. Venice: Jacobus Pentius de Leuco for M. Sessa, 24 December 1519. 4° (208 x 148mm). Fine woodcut on title of a seated astronomer flanked by two Muses, numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams. (Title with some wear and repaired tears). 20th-century morocco gilt in period style, gilt edges. Provenance: Carolus ?Arpinus (title inscription, extensive marginalia and emendations, one on A3v dated 1521).

An early edition of this fundamental text on astronomy, nicely illustrated, and bound with a 6-page astronomical manuscripts in a 16th-century hand, opening with 'De Intervallis Syderus'. EDIT (online) 33670; Houzeau & Lancaster 1642; Wellcome I, 5694.

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