Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi.

Add:  Georgius Purbachius:  Theoricae novae planetarum.   Johannes Regiomontanus:  Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta.

Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 6 July 1482.
4to.   a-g8 h4.   [60] leaves.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut diagrams.
ISTC ij00405000;  GW M14652;  Goff J405;  BMC V 286 (IA. 20516);  Bod-inc J-181;  CIBN J-270;  BSB-Ink I-502.

GIP number: J22
Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-f.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: The second of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (1) Regiomontanus, Johannes, Kalendarium.  Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 9 Aug. 1482 (R5);  (3) Alchabitius, Libellus isagogicus.  Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 16 Jan. 1482 (A41);  (4) Abraham ibn Ezra, De luminaribus et diebus criticis.  [Padua:  Matthaeus Cerdonis], 7 Feb. 1482/83 (A2).
Provenance: Thomas Arthur (fl. 1856-1876), bookseller, London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased from Arthur 28 Sept. 1866 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price on front pastedown “28 9 66 Arthur £1-11-6”;  Euing’s pencil inventory number on a1r “No 3094”;  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).
University of Glasgow:  presented by Euing in 1872 according to University Library bookplate on front pastedown.
Binding: 19th-century, varnished(?) paper-covered boards with watermark discernible of the sun with a human face (below which are the letters “A” and “C”?), brown calf spine.   Size:  198 x 149 mm.
Leaf size: 196 x 142 mm.
Annotations: Frequent marginal annotations in two 16th-century hands in quires a-c, together with frequent manicules and nota marks;  brief annotations added to woodcut of Sphaeri mundi (a1v).
Decoration: Some woodcuts coloured by hand in green and/or yellow, and in pale red and yellow.
Imperfections: None.


Coloured diagram in Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi