Augsburg: S. Grimm & M. Wirsung, 1519.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #003677
15 June 1519. Folio (315 x 214 mm). 125,  leaves (Roman numbers). Signatures: a-x6. Title-page with large arms of the dedicatee (Georg von Limburg, Bishop of Bamburg), attributed to H. Weiditz or H. Burgkmair. Last leaf blank except for large armorial device of Grimm and Wirsung, by Weiditz. Two half-page and numerous smaller woodcut diagrams in text, floriated woodcut initials. Bound in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards with 2 catches (rubbed and bumped, staining and worming, some loss of pigskin to front cover, spine shortened and aslope, lacking clasps). Quite crisp and bright internally with only little browning to few pages, title soiled, occasional faint dampstains to upper and lower blank margin, final two gatherings with small wormholes mostly at outer margins (a single wormhole running up to first half of book), light crease near upper corner of final two gathering. Several ink annotations to several pages in neat contemporary hand. ----
VERY RARE EARLY EDITION of this collection of Aristotle's works de Coelo, de generatione and meteorum and the first edited and commented by Johann Eck for his reading courses (resumtiones) he introduced at the University of Ingolstadt. On fol. 29 verso is a half-page woodcut diagram of the planetary spheres and in the text further astronomical woodcuts can be found. The coat of arms woodcut on the title page with the dedication for the Bamberg bishop Georg is from Hans Burgkmair, the printer's mark at the end with the double coat of arms of the printers is from Hans Weiditz II. The New World, "Americus Vespucius," is mentioned on fol. XXXV verso.
References and literature: VD 16, A 3379; IA 107.853; Metzler 22; Dodgson II, 150, 12 (Burgkmair); Musper L 97, 634 (Weiditz). - Visit our website to see more images!
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