Johannes de Sacro Bosco: Sphaera mundi.
Add: Georgius Purbachius: Theoricae novae planetarum. Regiomontanus: Disputationes contra Cremonensia deliramenta.
Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 6 July 1482.
4to. a-g8 h4.  leaves.
Woodcut initials; woodcut diagrams.
ISTC ij00405000; Goff J405; BMC V 286; Bod-inc J-181.
|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; (3) Alchabitius, Libellus isagogicus. Venice: Erhard Ratdolt, 16 Jan. 1482; (4) Abraham ibn Ezra, De luminaribus et diebus criticis. [Padua: Matthaeus Cerdonis], 7 Feb. 1482/83.|
|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 Latin in two 16th-century hands in gatherings a-c, together with frequent pointing hands 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.|