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Author: Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476
Short Title: Calendarium (1476)
Title: Aureus hic liber est : non est preciosior ulla g ema kalendario : quod docet istud opus : aureus hic numerus, lun[a]e solisq[ue] labores monstrantur facile : cunctaq[ue] signa poli, quotq[ue] sub hoc libro terr[a]e per longa regantur tempora, quisq[ue] dies, mensis, & annus erit : scitur in instanti quecunq[ue] sit hora diei ; hunc emat astrologus qui uelit esse cito / hoc Ioannes opus Regio de monte probatum composuit, tota notus in Italia, quod ueneta impressum fuit in tellure per illos inferius quorum nomina picta loca.
Imprint: Venice: Bernardus Pictor de Augusta, Petrus Loslein de Langencen, Erhardus Ratdolt de Augusta, 1476.
Comments and Notes: Uniform title from Goff. Signatures: [1]8 [2]10 [3]16. Title within decorative border. Printed in black and red. Blank pages [40] and [41] pasted together to support volvelle on p. [42]; blank pages [66] and [67] pasted together to support mounted pointer on p. [68]. White sections of eclipse woodcuts hand-colored yellow as usual. Bookplates of Elector and Duke of Bavaria; bookplate on back paste down dated 1618.
Smithsonian Call Number: CE73 .R33 1476
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIR00093000-B
R-0093
 
 
 
 

Author: Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476
Short Title: Calendarium (1483)
Title: In laudem operis Calendarij a Ioanne de monte regio Germanorum decoris nostre etatis astronomo[rum] principis editi Iacobi Sentini Ricinensis Carmina.
Imprint: Venice: [Erhard Ratdolt, 13 Sept. 1483]
Comments and Notes: Title from incipit [leaf 1a recto], which introduces a prefatory poem by J. Sentius in praise of Regiomontanus' Calendarium. Imprint from Goff. Couplets by Santritter on leaf a1 verso give the imprint information: Hoc Augustensis ratdolt Germanus Erhardus dispositis signis vndiq[ue] pressit opus. … Anno S. 1483. Idus Septembri Uenetijs. Signatures: a10 b-c8 chi2. Final [4] pages consist of four leaves pasted together in pairs. Printed in red and black. Text printed in double columns; 42 lines per page. Ornamental border on a1 recto; initials; volvelles. Last line of last table (leaf C8 verso) reads: 1531 9 Aprilis 2 Aprilis 7. Volvelles lacking in Dibner copy. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Contemporary full limp vellum binding made from manuscript waste; ties lacking. In modern portfolio.
Smithsonian Call Number: CE10 .R33 1483
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIR00095000-B
R-0095
 
 
 
 

Author: Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476
Short Title: Calendarium (1499)
Title: Kalendarium magistri Joannis de Mo[n]teregio viri peritissimi.
Imprint: Augsburg: Erhard Ratdolt, 1499.
Comments and Notes:
Calendarium
Imprint from colophon (leaf [25] verso), which reads: Kalendarion viri peritissimi magistri Joha[n]nis de Monteregio explicit feliciter Erhardi Ratdolt viri solertis eximia industria: [et] mira imprime[n]di arte: qua nup[er] Venetij: nunc Auguste Vindelicorum excellit nominatissimus. 1499. "A page for page reprint of the 1496 issue."--Brit. Mus. Cat. (XV cent.) II, p. 389-390 (IA6777) Leaves printed on both sides. Printing, including the diagrams of eclipses, in black and red. Leaves [27]-[28] and [29]-[30] are pasted together: the first pair of leaves supports a moveable volvelle, while the second pair of leaves holds a brass pointer and mount. Signatures: a10 b8 c12. Leaf c8 (i.e. leaf [26]) is blank. Initials. Dibner Library copy imperfect: Volvelle (on leaves [27]-[28]) and brass pointer (on leaves [29]-[30]) are wanting. Extensively annotated throughout in ink in an old hand; some annotations affected by closely cropped margins. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Bound in old paper boards covered with [contemporary?] printed and rubricated leaves from an unidentified text; paste-down endpapers also made from old printed and rubricated text sheets; in archival portfolio for preservation.
Smithsonian Call Number: QB7 .R44 1499
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIR00100000-B
R-0100