29th Nov, 2023 10:00

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Mithobius (Hector) Almanach unde Practica / up dat Jar M.D. LXXXIX

Mithobius (Hector)

Almanach unde Practica / up dat Jar M.D. LXXXIX [- Prognosticon up dat Jar na Christi unsers Erlösers unde Salichmakers Gebordt / M. D. LXXXIX].

2 parts in one volume, part one: 16 leaves (A16), title printed in red and black with a woodcut of a Zodiac man, text printed in red and black; part 2: 13 (of 16) leaves (lacking B5, B12 and B16), modern card wrappers, 32mo, Magdeburg: Wolffgang Kirchner, [c. 1588]

RARE. We have been unable to trace any institutional copy of this almanac.

Hector Mithobius (1532-1607) was a doctor and astronomer who served as personal physician to Duke Wilhelm and his son Ernst, and from 1568 was also a city physician in Hanover. He printed and published calendars and forecasts from at least 1539, a skill he apparently learnt from his father. His almanacs are now scarce.

Sold for £750

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