30 November 2016
FINÉ, Oronce (1494-1555). Quadrans astrolabicus, omnibus Europae regionibus inserviens. Paris: Simon de Colines, 1534.
2º (279 x 214mm). Title within Colines’s criblé ‘quadrivium’ border, criblé opening initial. (Waterstain in margin of several leaves.) Modern marbled boards, uncut.
Second edition of Finé’s treatise on the astrolabe. Following the printing by Nicolas Savetier in 1527, it is the earliest work of Finé’s to be printed by Colines. The title border has been attributed to Finé himself, the Regius Professor of Mathematics showing he probably had greater gifts as a book designer. The same border was also used for scientific works by other authors. UNCUT COPY. Adams F-478; Schreiber, Colines, 116.
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