Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi.
Add: Georgius Purbachius: Theoricae novae planetarum. Regiomontanus: Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta.
[Venice]: Erhard Ratdolt, [before 4 Nov.] 1485.
4to. 1-68 710.  leaves.
Woodcuts (partly printed in colour); woodcut initials.
ISTC ij00406000; Goff J406; BMC V 290; Bod-inc J-182.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bx.3.41 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Bound with:||Formerly bound as the first of two incunabula, the second item being Alliaco, Petrus de, Concordantia astronomiae cum theologia. Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 2 Jan. 1490; rebound separately in 1955 (see Binding).|
|Provenance:||John Ratcliffe (1707-1776), book collector: lot 1357 in 'Bibliotheca Ratcliffiana' (1776).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter for £0.12.0 at the Ratcliffe sale according to the annotated BL copy of the Ratcliffe sale catalogue (shelfmark 822.d.6).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Af.10.42”.
|Binding:||England, quarter tan morocco, marbled sides, by Douglas Cockerell & Son, Jan. 1955; replacing an 18th-century quarter sheep binding, marbled paper sides (original black leather title labels mounted on new front pastedown); binder’s note tipped onto rear pastedown. Size: 200 x 143 mm.|
|Leaf size:||193 x 136 mm.|
|Annotations:||On leaf 1/1r the title “de sfera”; zodiac and planet names added to the woodcut on leaf 1/2v; very occasional marginal annotations in an early hand.|