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Ritter, Franz [Franciscum]
Astrolabium, Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung und Unterricht... De usu Astrolabii, Posterior Pars, Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung und Unterricht ...
Nuremberg, Germany: Christoff Gerhard for Paul Fürst No date but about 1659-1660. Text in German. Two parts in one: 1) Astrolabium, Das ist: Gründliche Beschreibung und Unterricht, wie solches herrliche und hochnützliche Astronomische Instrument, auff allerley Polus Höh, so wol auch nach eines jeden selbst gefälligen Gröss auffgerissen, und verfertigt werden soll. Darnach wei dasselbe vielfältig zu gebrauchen: Mit Kupferstücken verfertiget; 2) De usu Astrolabii, Posterior Pars... Full vellum binding, possibly contemporary but likely somewhat later. Vellum age-faded and with occasional pinpoint splotches. Remnants of label to spine, with handwritten title and author. Roman numeral IV appears at spine tail. Moderate chipping at spine head and tail. Front corners moderately bumped and abraded. Hinges cracked and binding threatening to detach from text block. 7 x 5.75 inches (18 x 14.5 cm.) On rag content, laid paper. With 136 and 64 numbered pages, additional engraved title-page by P. Troschel, woodcut initials and tailpieces, and 21 engraved plates in first part, as called for. All 21 plates remarkably clean, apart from light age-toning. Note that this copy lacks the 15 large folding engraved plates that appeared in the second part of some issues. The signatures comprising the text block appear soundly bound together, except that the front title pages are loosening and the signature comprising pp. 27-30 is loosening. A few names and dates in neat ink hand to front pastedown and opposite FEP. Age toning at the very edge of all pages. Age darkening to the preliminaries, especia … [Click Below for Full Description]
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