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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: Scot, Michael, ca. 1175-ca. 1234
Short Title: Super auctorem spherae (1495)
Title: Eximij atq[ue] excellentissimi physicoru[m] motuum cursusq[ue] syderei indagatoris Michaelis Scoti Sup[er] auctor[em] Sperae cu[m] questionibus diligenter emendatis incipit expositio [con]fecta illustrissimi imp[er]atoris D[omi]ni D. Fedrici precibus.
Imprint: Bologna: [Justinianus de Ruberia, 16 Sept. 1495]
Comments and Notes: A commentary on the Sphaera mundi of Sacro Bosco. The attribution to Scot is questioned. Cf. Dict. scientific biog. Imprint from Goff. Colophon (leaf i4 recto) reads: Impressum fuit hoc opus diligenter in alma ciuitate Bononiae regnante inclyto principe. Domino D. Ioanne Secundo Bentiuolo per Iustinianum de Ruberia. Mcccclxxxxv. die xvi. Setembris. Signatures: a8 b-i4. Leaves printed on both sides; 38 lines per page. Initials; guide-letters; side-notes; printer's device on final p. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Coat of arms (unidentified) painted at bottom of leaf a1 recto. Ms. notes concerning the background of this work pencilled on front free endpaper, attributed to Charles Singer. Old limp vellum binding with thong ties; title inked on spine.
Smithsonian Call Number: QB41 .S42 1495
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIM00550000-B
M-0550