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Introduction to the SIL Incunabula CollectionExplore the Incunabula CollectionVisit the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology

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Author: Firmicus Maternus, Julius
Short Title: Mathesis (1499)
Title: Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete.
Imprint: Venice: [Aldus Manutius, Romanus, June and 17 Oct. 1499]
Comments and Notes: This collection of works is sometimes known as the Scriptores astronomici veteres. Text chiefly in Latin with some words and phrases in Greek; the Phaenomena of Aratus with Theon's commentary and the Sphaera of Proclus are in Greek. Some selections are in verse. Edited by Pescennio Francesco Negro. Imprint from Goff. Colophons: (v. 1, leaf 2k8 recto) Venetiis in aedibus Aldi Romani mense Iunio. M.ID.; (v. 2, leaf T8 recto) Venetiis cura, & diligentia Aldi Ro. Mense Octob. M.ID. Cui concessum est ab Ill. S.V. ne hos quoq[ue] libros alii cuiquam impune formis excudere liceat. Leaves printed on both sides; 39 lines of Latin, 40-41 lines of Greek per page. Signatures: (vol. 1) *6 a-g10 h12 2a-2h10 2i-2k8; (vol. 2) A-D10 E12 F6 G-M10 N6 2N10 O-S10 T8. Leaves E7 and K10 are blank. Guide-letters. Bookplate: Burndy Library … gift of Bern Dibner. Bookplate: James Elwin Millard, D.D. Ms. notes on front free endpaper; some ms. annotations in text. Bound in modern brown morocco leather; raised bands; gilt-stamped spine; all edges gilt; signed: Bound by Riviere & Son. The confusion in the dates arises from the book itself; cf. BMC V 560.
Smithsonian Call Number: QB41 .F52 1499
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIF00191000-B
F-0191
 
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