Venice: Petrus Liechtenstein, 1503.
First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition. Item #044637
19th century half calf over marbled boards. Slight occasional toning, scattered marginal annotations in an early hand, one table with 4 columns of manuscript additions, old bookseller stamp to title and final page, scattered minor stains and toning, tiny wormhole for a number of pages touching some letters. Lacking the final leaf with a final table, colophon and the printer's mark (facsimile laid in). 51 of 52 leaves, with the proper blank at B8.
A version of the 14th century Alfonsine Tables (first printed in 1483 and so named for Alfonso X of Leon and Castile who encouraged the translation of Arbaic astronomical tables into Castilian) produced here by Alfonso de Córdoba to honor Queen Isabella I. Copernicus had learned to work with similar tables when he was at the University of Krakow from 1491-95. Brunet E961, Adams 2622 Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Inventory No: 044637.