Compendivm ... super annua solaris, atque lunaris anni quantitate,

Pitati (Pietro)

Compendivm ... super annua solaris, atque lunaris anni quantitate,

Paschalis item solennitatis iuxta veteres Ecclesiae canones recognitione, romaniq; calendarii instauratione, deq; vero passionis dominicae die; ortv qvoqve, et occasv stellarvm fixarvm, in tres divisvm tractatus. Opus tum Christiane reip. tum chronographiae, ac mathematicae studiosis vtilissimum, nunc recens in lucem editum.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut printer's device on title, woodcut initials, Register and colophon on recto and heraldic woodcut on verso of last leaf, lacking final (?blank) leaf, a few headlines shaved, a little water-staining at the beginning towards the top, ff. 128 (i.e. 130, 5-6 being repeated in the foliation, several other errors not affecting total) [1], 4to, eighteenth-century ?Italian mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, unlettered green lettering piece, yellow marbled edges, the Macclesfield copy with bookplate and blindstamps, good

Publication Details: Venice: Paolo Ravagnano, 1560

Notes: The Veronese nobleman, astronomer and mathematician Pietro Pitati, dates not known but whose flourit is given as 1560, compiled almanacs and ephemerides including a continuation of Stoeffler's. 'The Council of Trent led to the printing of a number of works on the calendar, some of them prepared at an earlier date. One such example that is notable for its contents was by Petrus Pitatus (Verona 1564 [sic: there was a Venice edition that year], written 1539). He discussed the rule of Easter ... and drew up a lunar calendar for 1539-1805. He argued for the same sort of lunar calendar adjustment as...more

Bibliography: (Riccardi I/2, 287 6; Adams P1322; in the US, Burndy, Harvard, Princeton and Texas only in Worldcat)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1560

Stock Number: 48936

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