06-01-2013 06-01-2013
Skinner Auctions
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June 1, 2013 11:00 AMCalender
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Clavius, Christoph (1538-1612) In Sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius.

$3,998$3,250
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2658B Location: Boston Date / Time: June 01, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

Clavius, Christoph (1538-1612) In Sphaeram Ioannis de Sacro Bosco Commentarius. Rome: Victor Helianum, 1570.
Quarto, woodcut armillary sphere on title, reused with the poles added on page thirty-three, woodcut illustration of the four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) and the four properties (heat, cold, dryness, and humidity) on page forty-five, a meteorological woodcut on page 52, an astrological woodcut on page ninety-seven, a repeat of the armillary sphere on page 278, and numerous text illustrations; colophon with woodcut printer's device on verso of last text leaf before index; [pi]4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Ppp4, Qqq6, [cross]-[double cross]4, with the integral final blank; bound in full limp parchment; some toning and spotting to contents, some signatures mildly browned; small bookplate of the French physicist and philosopher of science, Pierre Duhem (1861-1916) pasted on the ffep, and several iterations of a rubber stamp inked in purple with the initials B.U.G. one on the paste down, and two on the title page, 8 x 6 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


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Keywords

Victor Helianum, Pierre Duhem, physicist