Franckfurt, Thumius, 1629. 4to. Contemp. full, richly blindtooled pigskin over wood. Raised bands. Ms title on spine. Engraved pictorial titlepage, engraved portrait. Printed titlepage in red/black. (10),242,1294,(84) pp. A faint dampstain to some right margins of some leaves in the Index. Internally fine.
Calvisius was a significant astronomer, apart from beeing a noted composer and musical theorist. In this, his "Opus Chronologicum" he set forth his own astronomical system which he based on the records of nearly 300 historical eclipses cited and expounded here in their historical context.
"Les rapprochements entre les phénoménes célestes et les événements de l'histoire sont établis avec beaucoup d'érudition." (Houzeau & Lancaster No 12831). - Zinner, 4029 (the first edition of 1605).