Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi.

With the gloss of Georgius de Monteferrato.

Venice:  [Jacobus Pentius, de Leuco] for Georgius de Monteferrato, 28 Jan. 1500/01.
4to.   A-E4 F6.   [1] 2-26 leaves.
Woodcut diagrams and initials.
ISTC ij00421000;  Goff J421;  BMC V 566.

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian R.6.16 (see main library entry for this item)
Bound with: Bound as the fifth item with five early 16th-century Italian imprints:  (1) Gauricus, Lucas, ed., Tetragonismus.  Venice:  Giovanni Battista Sessa, 28 Aug. 1503;  (2) Arnoldus de Villa Nova, ed., Computus ecclesiasticus et astronomicus.  Venice:  Bernardino dei Vitali, 3 Feb. 1501;  (3) Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Algorismus noviter impressum.  Venice:  Bernardino dei Vitali, 17 Feb. 1501;  (4) Ritius (Ricius), Augustinus, De motu octave sphere.  Trino:  Giovanni Giolito de’ Ferrari, 10 Sept. 1513;  (6) Chrisogonus, Federicus, Speculum astronomicum.  Venice:  Lazarus de Soardis, 29 Nov. 1507.
Provenance: William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist:  source unknown.
University of Glasgow:  Hunterian bequest 1807;  Hunterian Museum bookplate on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “O.9.5”.
Binding: Italy, 17th/18th-century vellum, gold-tooled spine;  red-edged leaves (all items in volume);  green silk bookmark.   Size:  200 x 153 mm.
Leaf size: 191 x 142 mm.
Annotations: None.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.

 

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