12. Purbach (Georg Von) Novae Theoricæ Planetarum, edited by P. Apianus, many woodcut astronomical diagrams, including 1 large to title, woodcut printer’s device to verso of final f., ink stains to D1 verso and D2 recto, occasional light soiling or spotting, mostly marginal, contemporary limp vellum, some worming, [Adams P2274], 8vo, Venice, Ioan. Anto. de Nicolinis de Sabio, sumptu Melchioris Sessæ, 1537.
est. £600 – £800
A rare edition. Purbach has been called the father of mathematical and observational astronomy in the West.