Regiomontanus, Johannes: Kalendarium.

Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 9 Aug. 1482.
4to.   [110 2-38 42].   [28] leaves.
Woodcut initials;  woodcut border;  woodcut diagrams (those of the eclipses printed in black and red);  two moveable volvelles added to the woodcut “Instrumentū veri motus lune” on [d1v] (leaf [27v]);  moveable brass pointer, controlled by a short length of fine thread, attached by three rivets to the woodcut “Quadratū horariū generale” on [d2v] (leaf [28v]).
ISTC ir00094000;  Goff R94;  BMC V 286;  Bod-inc R-034. 

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD7-f.13 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Available online: Connect to Special Collections website article and images from this book
Variant: 1/1r, lines 1-4 (in red):  uncorrected incipit as in BMC's main transcription except final word of line 4 reads "Sontini", not "Sentini".
Bound with: The first of four incunabula bound together.   Bound with:  (2) Johannes de Sacro Bosco, Sphaera mundi.  Venice:  Erhard Ratdolt, 6 July 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Arthur £1-11-6”;  Euing’s pencil inventory numbers “No 3093, 3094, 3095, 3096” on front pastedown, together with a superseded inventory number "145";  source confirmed in Euing’s acquisitions inventory (University of Glasgow Library, MS Euing 49).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: Occasional early annotations in the Kalendarium for the months of July and August;  annotation added to the woodcut of the eclipse of the moon in 1505 on 2/6v (f.16v) “N[ost]ris te[m]porib[us] apparuit 1505”;  early 16th-century annotations on 3/8r (f.26r);  “nota” marks on 3/3r (f.21r) and 3/4r (f.22r);  occasional pointing hands.
Decoration: None.
Imperfections: None.


Instrument with Volvelles from Regiomontanus' 'Kalendarium'