RINGELBERG, Ioachim Fortius. Ioachimi Fortii Ringelbergii Andoverpiani opera, quae proxima pagina enumerantur. 664,  pp. Profusely illustrated with Woodcuts. Small 8vo., 165 x 100, bound in contemporary blind-stamped pigskin with a Roman goddess on the front cover, and a portrait of Luther on the back cover. Lyon: M. Sylvius for J. Frellonius, 1556.
An exceptional copy of the third edition of Ringelberg's Collected Works divided in 6 parts: 1. 'Ad Grammaticen pertinent'. 2. 'Ad Dialecticen'. 3. 'Ad Rhetoricen'. 4. 'Ad Mathematicen'. 5. 'Ad Diviniationem'. & 6. 'Communis quisdam Naturae sunt'.
Joachim Sterck van Ringelberg (1499-1531) was an itinerant scholar from Antwerp who lectured all over Europe on almost every imaginable subject. This compendium covers all of his encyclopedic interests, ranging from science, mathematics and astronomy to Greek grammar and the occult arts (for which the book was placed on the Papal Index in 1559). Of particular beauty are the plates related to perspective inspired by the works of Viator and Rodler.
OCLC lists Smithsonian, Michigan, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, Princeton, Allegheny. Unidentified bookplate on the front paste-down, covers a little dust-soiled, still a near fine copy.
Item nr. 168537