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Sale 2468 Lot 121
SACROBOSCO, JOHANNES DE. Sphaera mundi [with Pseudo-Gerardus Cremonensis, Theorica planetarum]. 11 woodcut astronomical diagrams, including 2 hand-tinted, showing the geocentric planetary system, the climatic zones of the earth, and the phases of solar and lunar eclipses; woodcut white-on-black decorated initials. Roman type, with incipits to both texts printed in red.  leaves. 4to, 206x142 mm, modern vellum boards; contents lightly toned, scattered marginal foxing and minor stains, early marginalia on several leaves, e10 rehinged and remargined. Signature of Diomede Figuier on first page. (Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, 1478)
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000
Fourth edition of the most popular European textbook of astronomy from its composition in the 13th century into the early modern era. The text was first published circa 1472. This is the first illustrated edition, and first to include the tract on planetary theory attributed to Gerard of Cremona. HC 14108*; BMC V, 195; Sander 6659; ISTC ij00402000; DSB XII, 60-63 and XI, 366; Sarton II, 617-18. See also lot 223.Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $12,500