London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius (c.100-c.170). Omnia quae extant opera, praeter geographiam, edited by Erasmus Oswald Schreckenfuchs. Basel: H. Petri, 1551. 2° (303 x 197mm). 2 double-page woodcut plates, woodcut illustrations in the text, device on title and on last page (mostly very browned, ownership inscription cut away from head of title and restored later, small repaired hole in title just touches 2 letters, all references to the editor deleted, but restored and leaving his name touched in white), Modern vellum, brown morocco lettering piece on spine.
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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