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Author: CLAVIUS CHRISTOPH ( 1538 - 1612 ) Title: In sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco commentarius.
Description: 19. Lyon, Pierre Rigaud, ex typis Amedei Polerii ( colophon) , 1618, large in-8°, 20,5 x 14 cm, (8)nn pp + 639 pp + (46)pp (index), with woodcut illustrations in the text, with some pages printed in table form, title page printed in red and black with engraved printer's mark. Bound in contemporary full vellum. Binding with some wear , a few light marginal waterstains in the first and last leaves, a tear in the last leaf (without loss of paper), some pages slightly and evenly browned. In all a fine/good copy. On the first fly leaf the ex-libris name Carolus de Marguerite in a near contemporary hand. This is the last edition of this important work by Clavius. It is the only edition which appeared after his death. In all there were 16 editions of this important cosmological work, the first one was in Rome in 1570. De Backer-Sommervogel Vol. II - 1212. Honeyman collection item 708 ( for the 1581 edition). .
Price: EUR 950.00 = appr. US$ 1032.50 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 41339