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Details about  (1553) Ptolemy Astronomy 'Claudii Ptolemaei De Praedictionibus Astronomicis'

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(1553) Ptolemy Astronomy 'Claudii Ptolemaei De Praedictionibus Astronomicis'
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Lacks last 8 pages of the book, the seven text pages have been supplied in facsimile. Wear to covers

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Seller notes: Lacks last 8 pages of the book, the seven text pages have been supplied in facsimile. Wear to covers as shown. Small repair to title page.
Author: Ptolemy Language: Greek, Latin
Format: Fine Binding Date of Publication: Pre-1700
Non-Fiction Subject: Mathematics & Sciences Place of Publication: Basel
Claudii Potolemaei 

De praedictionibus astronomicis, cui ti tulum fecerunt quadripartitum Graece & Latine libri IV.

Philippo Melanthone interprete'

Printed in Basileae  for Ioannem Oporinum. 

Date 1553 given in preface, not on title pages, see photos.

Ptolemy edited by Philip Melanchthon, published Basel, J. Oporinus (1553)

limp vellum covers with wear as shown.

 The last 8 pages are lacking and 7 have been supplied in facsimile. Two or three pages have a small hole as shown and there is a small repair to the title page.

Contains the text in Latin and also in Greek.

This book can be found on Worldcat and also in Adams.

Small book, 18cm by 10cm.

Good binding. A few instances of underlining and quite a lot of notes in pencil in the margins. Pages generally clean and do not appear to have been trimmed. Some light spotting.

The Latin part has 269pps (as per Worldcat) and then the Greek part has 229. (Worldcat gives 230 for the Greek part.) This is because the final page, which is not a text page, has not been supplied in facsimile. Two blank pages separate the two parts (r8).

Note the numbers on the spine so this must have been in a library at some point in its long life but there are no other stamps or markings.

Post boxed, tracked and fully  insured to UK 4.99, Europe £10.15, USA £12.45.

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