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Lot 5: KEPLER, JOHANNES. EPITOME ASTRONOMIAE COPERNICANAE, 1635 (1 VOL.)

The Library of an English Bibliophile, Part VI

by Sotheby's

October 20, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • KEPLER, JOHANNES. EPITOME ASTRONOMIAE COPERNICANAE, 1635 (1 VOL.)
  • KEPLER, JOHANNES. EPITOME ASTRONOMIAE COPERNICANAE, 1635 (1 VOL.)
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Description: 8vo (180 x 117mm.), woodcut diagrams, with blank leaves ***4, Cc6 and Vvvv8, slip with printed catchword inserted at foot of ***3v (also noted by Cinti), folding letterpress table, contemporary carta rustica, UNCUT, manuscript note in Italian on front flyleaf (erased), collector's black morocco-backed box by the Chelsea Bindery, title-page repaired in gutter, small hole in Ccc7 affecting 2 letters, quire Mmm repaired along folds, a few quires at end with small tears around the sewing, resewn with new spine lining and vellum sewing supports

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Literature: Caspar 87; Cinti 97; VD17 12:643078C

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