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An Annotated Census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus

(Nuremberg, 1543 and Basel, 1566)

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Owen Gingerich

The Annotated Census lists and describes - on the basis of direct examination - all of the 560 located copies of the first and second editions of Copernicus' De revolutionibus orbium coelestium that survive in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as several copies of known provenance destroyed, stolen or otherwise lost in modern times. The entry for each copy lists its present location and describes particulars of its binding, size, and any shelf marks. A short history is given of the provenance of each copy, wherever possible with identification of owners and dates of ownership. Marginalia and interlinear notes are also indicated together with transcription and translation of the more important ones. The content of the more significant notes is discussed (with reference to the modern literature), analyses that sometimes develop into substantial essays. Numerous plates show examples of the handwriting of the major annotators. Appendices list the other works bound with De revolutionibus, and prices at auction going back to the 18th century.
The density and quality of the data provided about the copies make this a fascinating reference work not only for scholars interested in the history of astronomy but especially for all those interested in printing in the early modern period. The census will also provide an almost inexhaustible mine of information concerning the spread of ideas, scholarly networks, book collecting, and library development from the 17th to 20th centuries.

Kelly DeVries

The Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology was first published in print in 2001. This bibliography offers the most complete list of secondary references to works in medieval military history and the history of military technology. It covers a geography which centers on conventional medieval boundaries - Europe, Byzantium, and the Middle-East - with a chronology that stretches from the Late Antiquity to 1648.

This 2001 edition is now available on CD-ROM (using a Verity browser search engine) and will be updated annually (800 new entries anticipated a year) from 2003. Subscribers will receive updates automatically.

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Also available in print-version (ISBN 90 04 12227 3)

Psychologie und Philosophie der Grazer Schule

Eine Dokumentation zu Werk und Wirkungsgeschichte von Alexius Meinong, Stephan Witasek, Rudolf Ameseder, Vittorio Benussi, Ernst Schwarz, Wilhelm M. Frankl und France Veber

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Edited by Mechtild Stock and Wolfgang G. Stock