Title page

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Title: Tychonis Brahe Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica.

Author: Tycho Brahe (1546-1601)

Publisher Details: Wandesburgi

Publication Date: 1598

Format: (fol.)

Bodleian Library copy: Arch. B c.3.  Bookplate: 16th century Italian green silk with central gold emblem on upper board, gilt rolls towards outer edges of each board, and gilt edges. Italian work of about 1598, by 'M. H.' Evidence of 4 pairs of ties, including at the top and bottom of the binding. –Hand coloured margins, illustrations, capitals, etc.  

Provenance note: Autograph inscription by the author presenting this copy to the Doge of Venice; autograph inscription by Sir Henry Wotton presenting the book to the Bodleian.