Van Ringelbergh Joachim Sterck
Ioachimi Ringelbergii Antuerpiani
Venetiis - 1535 -
Io. Antonium de Nicolinis de Sabio,
sumptu & requisitione D. Melchioris
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.
- Number of Books
- Astronomy, Science (general)
- Author/ Illustrator
- Van Ringelbergh Joachim Sterck
- Book Title
- Ioachimi Ringelbergii Antuerpiani Institutiones Astronomicae
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Io. Antonium de Nicolinis de Sabio
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 17×12 cm