Albumasar De magnis coniunctionibus : annorum reuolutionibus ac eorum profectionibus, octo continens tractatus.

Abū Maʻshar, -886.
Standardized Title:
Selections. Latin. 1489
Other Title:
Goff title: De magnis coniunctionibus
De magnis conjunctionibus
[Augsburg] : Erhardiq[ue] Ratdolt viri solertis ..., qua nup[er] Venetijs, nunc Auguste Vindelico[rum] excellit no[m]i[n]atissim[us], pridie Kal[endas] Aprilis [31 Mar.], 1489.
[118] leaves : ill., diagrs. (woodcuts) ; 22 cm. (4to)
u.ta noi- m.i- scqu (C) 1489 (A)
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Astrology, Arabic -- Early works to 1800.
Incunabula -- Germany -- Augsburg -- 1489.
Place of Publication:
Germany Augsburg.
Translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the author's Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd and other writings, based in great part on al-Kindī. Cf. Sarton. An introd. to the hist. of science. Baltimore [1927] v. 1, p. 568, and Enzyk. d. Islām.
Edited by Johannes Angelus. Cf. colophon.
Imprint from colophon, which reads: Opus Albumazaris De magnis co[n]iunctionib[us] explicit feliciter. Magistri Iohannis Angeli viri peritissimi dilige[n]ti correctione, Erhardi[que] Ratdolt viri solertis eximia industria, [et] mira imprimendi arte, qua nu[per] Venetijs, nunc Auguste Vindelico[rum] excellit no[m]i[n]atissim[us] pridie Kal[endas] Aprilis, 1489.
Signatures: A-N⁸ O⁶ P⁸.
Chancery quarto. Leaf A3r: 40 lines; area of text: 150 x 106 mm. Printed initials and paragraph marks. With signatures; without foliation or catchwords. Rubrication not called for. Woodcut illustrations: signs of the zodiac and planetary signs (some repeated); 2 astrological diagrams; blank space (for illustration?) on leaf M8v and N4r.
Local notes:
Leaf size: 210 x 154 mm.
Rubrication: capital strokes and underlines supplied in red; some illustrations hand-colored in red.
Ms. section numbers in pencil in the upper margin of most leaves; word in text on leaf P6v underlined and transcribed in outer margin in pencil; 1 modern ms. leaf (brief inscription in ink and diagram in pencil on recto, diagram in pencil on verso) bound in after leaf E2.
Provenance: From the library of Henry Charles Lea. With his bookplate affixed to front pastedown and autograph (1876) on recto of front free endpaper.
Binding: in modern quarter blue leather over blue cloth boards; blind-stamped spine panels with author and title gold-stamped in one panel and date in another; covers detached.
Penn Provenance:
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909 (autograph) (bookplate)
Penn Chronology:
1489 (31 Mar.)
Cited in:
Goff (rev.) A-360
BM 15th cent., II, p. 383 (IA. 6689)
GW 836
BSB-Ink. A-226
BN cat. des incun., A-195
Walsh, J.E. 15th cent. printed books, 625
ISTC, ia00360000
Hain-Copinger, 611*
Stillwell, M.B. Science, 9
Joannes, Hispalensis, 12th cent.
Kindī, -approximately 873.
Angelus, Johannes, 1463-1512.
Ratdolt, Erhard, 1447?-1527 or 1528, printer.
Incunable Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)
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