Nabod on the Motion of the Planets

    Valentin Nabod [Naiboda, Naboth]. Enarratio Elementorum Astrologiae, in qua praeter Alcabicii, qui Arabum doctrinam compendio prodidit, expostitionem, arque cum Ptolemaei principiis collationem... Cologne: Heirs of Arnold Birckmann, 1560. First edition. Quarto. 4, A-2Z, a-n4. [32], 471, [1] pages. Printer's device on title-page, historiated initials, numerous astrological diagrams and tables in text. Contemporary full limp vellum, ink title to spine. Some soiling and moderate wear to binding, some ink notations in text, old description affixed to front pastedown, hinges cracking (yet still solid), some paper browning and stains (especially at front), old religious owner's stamps on title-page, lower outer corner off title-page (no text affected), two tables margins trimmed slightly into text. A good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    "In 1560 Valentin Nabod or Naiboda, ordinary professor of mathematics at Cologne, published an elementary work on astrology based on Alcabitius but collating it with Ptolemy and rejecting sortilege and absurd vulgar notions...In the text much use is made of the Tables of Directions of Regiomontanus...Campanella...tells that...he shut himself up with a supply of food. But robbers, seeing the house closed, concluded that there was no one at home and broke in. They killed Nabod lest he give the alarm. (Thorndike gives other versions of this story as well.)" Thorndike VI,119ff. Zinner states that Nabod teaches the calculation of the movement of the planets according to the Prutenic tables of Erasmus Reinhold. John Dee had an annotated copy.

    VD 16 N14. Adams N3. Houzeau & Lancaster 4882. Casantense 877. Zinner 2239. Gardner, Astrologica,848. Rosenthal 3473. BM STC (Germ.) 642.Cantamessa 3072.

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