Albumasar: Introductorium in astronomiam.

Translated by Hermannus Dalmata.

Augsburg:  Erhard Ratdolt, 7 Feb. 1489.
4to.  a-h8 i6.   [70] leaves.
Woodcuts and woodcut initials.
ISTC ia00359000; GW 840; Goff A359; BMC II 382 (IA. 6683); Bod-inc A-157; CIBN A-194; BSB-Ink A-230.

GIP number: A40
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-e.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: Once bound with a copy of Leupoldus, Dux Austriae, Compilatio de astrorum scientia.  Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 9. Jan. 1489 (ISTC i100185000);  see Provenance.
Provenance: Joseph Arnoult (late 18th century), Professor of Medicine at Nantes:  faded inscription on a2r, partially legible under ultraviolet light “ex Lib. Josephi Arnoult d.M. [...] à cause du traité des sciences des astres de Leopold [...] relié en ce même volume”;  heavily faded annotation by Arnoult after the printed title on a1r “avec Leopold [...] astrorum scientia (relié en ce même volume) [...]”.
Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 30 May 1870 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on a1r “30 5 70 Arthur ae/-” together with his inventory number “No. 4829”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisition inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 19th-century parchment, decorated with triple gold fillets;  red leather title label on spine.   Size:  216 x 156 mm.
Leaf size: 212 x 149 mm.
Annotations: Occasional early underlining;  traces of an early numbering at lower outer corner of many rectos.
Decoration: Capital strokes and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout.
Imperfections: None.


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