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Margarita philosophica cū additionibus nouis: ab auctore suo studiosissima reuisione quarto super additis
Bib ID 525813
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Reisch, Gregor, -1525
 
Description Basilee : Michael Furterius, Anno domini. M.D.XVII [1517] 
292 unnumbered leaves : illustrations,1 world map (folded), diagrams (2 folded), music 23 cm (4to) 
Notes

Printed title in red, except for inital illuminated letter M and the woodcut illustration and borders are in black.

"Michael Furterius imp̄ssit Basilee. Anno. 1517 die vero. 5. Martii." -- Colophon.

Illuminated letter M in title; woodcuts and borders on title page.

With 22 full page woodcuts, 2 folding woodcut diagrams, 1 folding woodcut world map in facsimile.

Verso title page: "The woodcut of knowledge or wisdom with the tree of science springing from her, which appeared in Schottus' 1508 edition. The rest of the illustrations in this edition are repreated without alteration or omission from that of 1508. The music plates and the twelve wind-head map are contained in this edition. The only difference is the addition of Furter's device at the end." -- [Ferguson, J: The Margarita Philosophica of Gregorius Reisch.]

Signatures: a-d⁸, e⁴, f-z, A-O⁸.

Library copy has horizontal chain lines. A survey of various rare book sources cite this as a quarto.

Library copy has handwritten annotation in pencil, initialled by E.A.P. (Edward Augustus Petherick)

Binding

Library copy: 16th century blind-stamped spine, limp vellum binding, 3 raised bands on spine, string remnants only of 2 clasps and catches, early underscoring & marginalia. 

Cited In

Sabin, 69129

Adams, 336

Subjects Knowledge, Theory of - Early works to 1800.  |  Encyclopedias and dictionaries - Early works to 1800.
Other authors/contributors Furter, Michael, -1517, printer

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