Van Ringelbergh Joachim Sterck - Ioachimi Ringelbergii Antuerpiani Institutiones Astronomicae - 1535

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Van Ringelbergh Joachim Sterck - Ioachimi Ringelbergii Antuerpiani Institutiones Astronomicae - 1535
Astronomy, Science (general) - Quantity: 1 - Book

Van Ringelbergh Joachim Sterck
Ioachimi Ringelbergii Antuerpiani
Institutiones Astronomicae.
Venetiis - 1535 -
Io. Antonium de Nicolinis de Sabio,
sumptu & requisitione D. Melchioris
Sessae.
96, (16) p. ill.
17 x 11.5 cm.

First rare Italian edition of the famous "Institutiones Astronomicae", by the Belgian scholar
Ringelbergh (Antuerpiae 1499).
" Ringelbergh’s writings deal with Latin language, philosophy, science including astronomy and also mathematics"
(Contemporaries of Erasmus, III, p. 116).
Ringelbergh's acquaintance with Erasmus of Rotterdam is noteworthy (see end index), who wrote two epigrams for this work.

Beautiful and robust coeval binding, half parchment with corners and card stock decorated with golden stars.
Traces of extinct woodworm on the plates.
A beautiful woodcut frame encloses the first page of the text,
after the preface.
Famous brand of Sessa (cat with a mouse in its mouth) on the title page and at the end of the work.
Beautiful illustration on the back of sheet 30, historiated drop caps and numerous references in the text in Greek (see photos).
Please note a reinforcement on the inner margin of a few sheets, including the title page, and wear at the top of the sheets, where there are some stains. The consultation of the text is not affected.
In good overall condition.
Collated. Complete.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Astronomy, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Van Ringelbergh Joachim Sterck
Book Title
Ioachimi Ringelbergii Antuerpiani Institutiones Astronomicae
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1535
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Io. Antonium de Nicolinis de Sabio
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Number of pages
112
Dimensions
17×12 cm
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