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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: Ptolemy, 2nd cent
Short Title: Tetrabiblos. Latin (1484)
Title: Liber quadripartiti Ptolemei id e[st] quattuor tractatuu[m] : in radicanti discretione p[er] stellas d[e] futuris [et] i[n] hoc mundo co[n]structio[n]is [et] destructio[n]is co[n]tinge[n]tib[us] cuius in p[ri]mo tractatu su[n]t …
Imprint: Venice: Per Erhardum Ratdolt de Augusta, die 15 mensis Ianuarij 1484.
Comments and Notes: ISTC uses author form: Ptolemaeus, Claudius.Title from incipit (leaf a2 recto). Includes the commentary on Ptolemy's Centiloquium, spuriously attributed to "Haly" [i.e. `Ali ibn Ridwan]. Imprint from colophon (leaf h12 recto), which begins: Liber Ptholomei quattuor tractatuum: cum Centiloquio eiusdem Ptholomei: [et] co[m]mento Haly, feliciter finit ... Signatures: a-g8 h12. Leaves printed on both sides. Text in double columns; 42 lines per page. Leaf a1 recto is blank; astrological diagram on a1 verso. Initials; incipit (leaf a2 recto) printed in red. Bookplate: GR [unidentified]. Bookplate: Alfred Trapnell. Bookplate: Burndy Library ... gift of Bern Dibner. Ms. annotations in an old hand. Blind- and gilt-stamped full leather binding, raised bands, gilt-ruled leather doublures; signed with monogram "DC" [?], 1902. Binder's cover title: Liber Ptholomei quattuor tractatuum.
Smithsonian Call Number: QB26 .P96 1484
ISTC
Goff
Hain-Copinger
GW
Proctor
Polain
UKBYIP01088000-B
P-1088