JACQUINOT Dominique L’ usage de l’Astrolabe, avec un petit traicté de la Sphere .. plus est adiouté une amplification de l’usage de l’astrolabe par Jacques BASSANTIN Paris, Guillame Cavellat 1558 In-8°, pp. (xvi), 102, 2 with printer device on title and a larger version at the colophon, numerous woodcut copper plates illustrating the astrolabe and its parts and the use. A beautiful book in 19th century half vellum. ABSOLUTELY COMPLETE AND FRESH COPY THE FIRST FRENCH WORK ON THE ASTROLABE Containing additionally the second edition of the Scottish astronomer Jacques Bassantin,s Une amplification de l’usage de l’Astrolabe. Jacquinot’s work, a clear and comprehensive introduction in the use of the astrolabe, was based on Stoeffler’s Elucidatio … (1513). The book was reprinted in 1617 and 1625; early editions such this are very rare. Houzeau & Lancaster 3272; Adams J56 (1559 ed) NUC records two locations: Harvard and Boston Library. FEEL FREE TO ASK FOR DETAILS OR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
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