The Resource Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco. T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete

Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco. T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete

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Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco. T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete
Title
Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco. T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete
Title variation
Julii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • latgrc
  • lat
Cataloging source
UPB
Citation location within source
  • F-191
  • 14559*
  • 405.1
  • 8846
  • V, 560 (IB.24486)
  • 9981
  • 5570
  • no. UKBYIF00191000-E
Citation source
  • Goff
  • Hain-Copinger
  • Klebs
  • IGI
  • BM 15th cent.
  • GW
  • Proctor
  • ISTC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Scriptores astronomici veteres.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Text chiefly in Latin with some words and phrases in Greek; the Phaenomena of Aratus with Theon's commentary and the Sphaera of Proclus are in Greek
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • ca. 410-485
  • fl. 364
  • 1460-1524
  • 15 B.C.-19 A.D
  • b. 1452
  • 1449 or 50-1515
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Firmicus Maternus, Julius
  • Manilius, Marcus
  • Aratus
  • Proclus
  • Theon
  • Linacre, Thomas
  • Germanicus Caesar
  • Cicero, Marcus Tullius
  • Rufus, Sextus
  • Negro, Pescennio Francesco
  • Manuzio, Aldo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Ancient
  • Astronomy
  • Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919 [Donor] (CPP)
  • Consentino, Antonio Ferraro [Autograph] (CPP)
  • Della Nolle, Fabrizio [Autograph] (CPP)
Label
Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco. T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • This collection of works is sometimes known as the Scriptores astronomici veteres
  • Some selections are in verse
  • Edited by Franciscus Niger
  • Imprint from ISTC. Colophon on leaf 2k8r reads: Venetiis in aedibus Aldi Romani mense Iunio. M.ID.; colophon on leaf T8r reads: Venetiis cura, & diligentia Aldi Ro. Mense Octob. M.ID. Cui concessum est ab Ill. S.V. ne hos quoq[ue] libros alii cuiquam impune formis excudere liceat
  • Verso of t.p. contains letter from Aldus dated: "Venetiis decimosexto Calendas nouem. M. ID."
  • The privilege for Firmicus is so worded as not to conflict with that taken out by Bevilaqua for his 1497 edition
  • Vol. 1: [184] leaves; vol. 2 [192] leaves
  • Signatures: v. 1: *¡ a-gl° hl℗ aa-hhl° ii-kk€; v. 2: A-Dl° El℗ F¡ G-Ml° N¡, ℗Nl°, O-Sl° T€ (E7 and K10 blank)
  • Chancery folio. 40 lines, some leaves with headline; area of text: 222 (232) x 129 mm. (varies). Initial spaces with guide-letters. Without foliation; with signatures, catchwords, and register
  • The woodcut illustrations of the zodiacal signs and others, occur in the Latin text of Aratus and mostly derive from those in the editions of Hyginus produced by Ratdolt & others. Cf. BM
Control code
000030744
Dimensions
32 cm. (fol.).
Extent
2 v. ([376] leaves)
Note
  • Imperfect: library has vol. 2 only; the text of the Mathesis (by Julius Firmicus Maternus) wanting.
  • Imperfect: mild dampstaining on the first and last leaves.
  • Without rubrication.
  • Ms. notes on front endpapers. Early Latin marginal notes throughout.
  • Presented by William Osler to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in April 1909. Two booksellers' descriptions pasted to front endpapers. With former ownership inscriptions on verso of final leaf: Antonio Ferraro Consentino; Fabricio della Nolle.
  • Bound in vellum over boards; title and imprint written on spine.
  • Leaf size: 311 x 203 mm.
  • Photostat NOT available.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30744
  • 30768
  • (CStRLIN)UTBGDDQ2117-B
Label
Iulii Firmici Astronomicorum libri octo integri, & emendati, ex Scythicis oris ad nos nuper allati. Marci Manilii astronomicorum libri quinque. Arati Phaenomena Germanico Caesare interprete cum commentariis & imaginibus. Arati eiusdem phaenomenon fragmentum Marco. T.C. interprete. Arati eiusdem Phaenomena Ruffo Festo Auienio paraphraste. Arati Phaenomena graece. Theonis commentaria copiosissima in Arati Phaenomena graece. Procli Diadochi Sphaera graece. Procli eiusdem Sphaera, Thoma Linacro Britanno interprete
Publication
Note
  • This collection of works is sometimes known as the Scriptores astronomici veteres
  • Some selections are in verse
  • Edited by Franciscus Niger
  • Imprint from ISTC. Colophon on leaf 2k8r reads: Venetiis in aedibus Aldi Romani mense Iunio. M.ID.; colophon on leaf T8r reads: Venetiis cura, & diligentia Aldi Ro. Mense Octob. M.ID. Cui concessum est ab Ill. S.V. ne hos quoq[ue] libros alii cuiquam impune formis excudere liceat
  • Verso of t.p. contains letter from Aldus dated: "Venetiis decimosexto Calendas nouem. M. ID."
  • The privilege for Firmicus is so worded as not to conflict with that taken out by Bevilaqua for his 1497 edition
  • Vol. 1: [184] leaves; vol. 2 [192] leaves
  • Signatures: v. 1: *¡ a-gl° hl℗ aa-hhl° ii-kk€; v. 2: A-Dl° El℗ F¡ G-Ml° N¡, ℗Nl°, O-Sl° T€ (E7 and K10 blank)
  • Chancery folio. 40 lines, some leaves with headline; area of text: 222 (232) x 129 mm. (varies). Initial spaces with guide-letters. Without foliation; with signatures, catchwords, and register
  • The woodcut illustrations of the zodiacal signs and others, occur in the Latin text of Aratus and mostly derive from those in the editions of Hyginus produced by Ratdolt & others. Cf. BM
Control code
000030744
Dimensions
32 cm. (fol.).
Extent
2 v. ([376] leaves)
Note
  • Imperfect: library has vol. 2 only; the text of the Mathesis (by Julius Firmicus Maternus) wanting.
  • Imperfect: mild dampstaining on the first and last leaves.
  • Without rubrication.
  • Ms. notes on front endpapers. Early Latin marginal notes throughout.
  • Presented by William Osler to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in April 1909. Two booksellers' descriptions pasted to front endpapers. With former ownership inscriptions on verso of final leaf: Antonio Ferraro Consentino; Fabricio della Nolle.
  • Bound in vellum over boards; title and imprint written on spine.
  • Leaf size: 311 x 203 mm.
  • Photostat NOT available.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30744
  • 30768
  • (CStRLIN)UTBGDDQ2117-B

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