The castle of knowledge.
By: Recorde, Robert.
Contributor(s): Honeyman, Robert B. (Robert Brodhead), 1897-1987 [former owner].Material type: BookPublisher: Imprinted at London : By Reginalde Wolfe, 1556Description: , 286,  p. : ill. ; 29 cm (fol.).Place: England - LondonSubject(s): Astronomy -- Early works to 1800 | Cosmography -- Early works to 1800 | Sphere
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Signature of Roberte Recorde, physician (author) to dedication.
Contains references to America; not in Sabin.
Errata leaf at end:  p.
Imprint from colophon.
Signature of 'William Gifford' to title page. Unidentified.
Purchased at auction of Robert Brodhead Honeyman IV (1897-1987). See Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts, VI, Cat. No. 2590 (London, Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1979-1981).
Annotated. Marginalia in English repeats key sections of text in Gifford's hand. Heavy annotation from pp. 7-11; consistent marginal notes from pp. 12-21; including calculations to p. 29; p.180; p.257. Possible second hand appearing between pp.19-21; p. 180. Error corrected to diagram p. 24; correction to Greek p. 25 and p. 27. Juvenalia to p. 50; diagrams of rulers p. 58; reference and manicule to "Lactantius Firmianus his erroure" p. 103; minor corrections to p. 111; p. 116; pp. 145-146; p. 212; p. 233; p. 260; p. 272.
Modern rebind. Three quarter leather on textile with rebound flyleaves.
Red Science Museum Library stamp to title page, dated 25/11/1980.