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        The Bible.Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages. With most profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance, as may appeare in the Epistle...

      Imprinted at London : By Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, 1606 .. An early 17th century bible, in a very good contemporary full leather binding. 4to. Black letter (gothic script). ff.554. 8.25" x 6.50" x 2.50". Page size 197mm x 137mm . Plain dark brown polished calf covered boards, spine professionally repaired - 5 raised bands. Previous owners detail to paste-downs: Edward Richardson ; Jonathan Richardson, Bramshill(?) . Later off-white plain endpapers (handmade paper). Prayer book bound before the bible, complete except for the title page. Engraved title page with heart shaped centre. To the verso of the title: "Of the incomparable treasure..."; followed by: "To the Christian Reader"; and to verso: "How to take profit..." . Old Testament ends on f.358b. Apocrypha ff.359-435. Engraved New Testament title page dated 1606, followed by 3 preliminary leaves. Matthew begins on f.441, and ends on f.554b. Bound with: "Two right profitable and fruitfull Concordances...1606.", ending with colophon. Bound with: "The Whole Booke Of Psalmes... Company of Stationers, 1605." (incomplete - ending with Psalm CVII.) Clear black letter text throughout, with good margins. 4 leaves of the Apocrypha with a light blue stripe (staining from a blue ribbon). A well preserved early 17th century bible. Referenced by Herbert 287 / Wing STC 2198

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        De lo Schermo, overo scienza d'arme.

      2 parts in 1. Copenhaven (Copenhagen): Henrico Waltkirch 1606. Folio. (2)+256+(2) p. + engr. title-page, on verso of which is found the Danish Royal coat-of-arms, portrait of Christian IV of Denmark to whom the work is dedicated, and of the author; + handwritten list. With 191 copperengraved plates [after Francesco Valeggio and Jan van Halbeeck] in the text showing two naked fencers demonstrating fencing positions. The portraits of the King and the author are made by Melchior Lorck and his pupil Nicolaus Andrea. Titlepage nicely restored i left margin. A very strong and fresh printing. Bound in later full vellum. Handwritten list after last page.. The first Danish baroque book and the book printed in Denmark to have copper-engraved illustrations. "Fabris, who was King Chr. IV´s fencing master, divides his work into two books and six parts. The first book treats throughly the question of broad principles and of the more 'academic' actions with the rapier, alone or accompanied with dagger or cloak; it discusses in a very exhaustive manner the relative value of the past and present methods. The second book is one wherein is demonstrated certain rules with which it will be possible to strike the enemy from the moment the sword is drawn, without halting or waiting any time, principles which has never been treated by any master or writer" (Thimm p. 97)

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        CLEMENTIS PAPAE V. Monitorium & declaratio Excommunicationis

      1606.

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        Praxis universae artis medicae. Generalium aeque, ac particularium humani corporis praeter naturam affectuum dignotionem iuditium & curam omnium uberrime complectens.Summo labore, et studio concinnata, & unum recenter in volumen coniecta.

      Klein-8°. 8 n.n. Bl. 715 S. 2 w. Bl. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Hirsch I, 689. - HOH 195. - Krivatsy 2344. - Erste Ausgabe unter diesem Titel. Ein Teil des Textes erschien in Rom 1602 unter dem Titel "Artis medica" sowie in Frankfurt 1605 unter dem Titel "Katoptron". Das Werk beschreibt und vertieft die Ideen von Andreas Cesalpino (1519-1603) über den Verlauf des Blutes von den Venen in die Arterien und erweitert seine erstmals 1571 beschriebenen und in den "Peripateticarum quaestionum" gedruckten Beobachtungen zum Blutkreislauf. Er war der Erste, der den Begriff "Circulatio sanguinis" in die Wissenschaft einführte. Es muss davon ausgegangen werden, dass William Harvey die Schriften von Cesalpino kannte und wesentliche Teile daraus übernahm. Der Band enthält viele andere Hinweise zur medizinischen Praxis und behandelt ausführlich Drogen. Cesalpino gilt als der wichtigste Botaniker der italienischen Renaissance, daneben arbeitete er als Mediziner und langjähriger Direktor des botanischen Gartens in Pisa. 1582 wurde er Leibarzt von Papst Clemens VIII. - Einzelne Lagen leicht gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar in gutem Einband.

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        India orientalis.

      Handcoloured engraved map of southeast Asia. Amsterdam 1606. 35 x 48,7 cm. Latin text on verso.. Suarez fig. 111

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        Caerimoniale Episcoporum Ivssv Clementis VIII. Pontif Max. Nouiffime Reformatum: Omnibus ecclesiis, praecipue autem metropolitanis, cathedralibus & collegiatis perutile ac necessarium.

      Typis Lepidi Fatij, Rome, 1606. Early Edition Following Council of Trent. Binding: Hardcover (Full Vellum). Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. (ii), t.p.with red letters, (i), S.D.N.D CLEMENTIS ii, Index Libri Primi ii, Secundi ii, 381 pgs. 2 errata . Over 60 woodcuts depicting ceremonies (approx half page) . Red letter headings etc and many wood cut initial letters. Contemporary limp vellum binding. Paper toned , some pages heavily so and approx 1 dozen pages annotated (old black ink).N.B, Some pages are more browned than indicated by scans! "The Cæremoniale Episcoporum (Ceremonial of Bishops) is a book that describes the Church services to be performed by Bishops of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Clement VIII published on 14 July 1600 the first book to bear this name, a revision, in line with the renewal ordered by the Council of Trent, of the contents of books, called Ordines Romani, written from the end of the seventh century on to describe the ceremonies for the election and ordination of a Pope and to give indications for Mass and other celebrations by the Pope in the course of the year. The contents of these books were enriched over time. A work in two sections that became known as De Cæremoniis Cardinalium et Episcoporum in eorum diœcesibus (Ceremonies of Cardinals and Bishops in Their Own Dioceses) was added in the sixteenth century. Pope Clement VIII's Cæremoniale Episcoporum was based on these texts and on others that have now been lost. The work of preparation, begun in December 1582 under Pope Gregory XIII took 17 years." Wikipedia. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text is in Latin. .. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Latin Language; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 15871.

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        The Historie of Twelve Caesars, Emperors of Rome. Written in Latine by... and newly translated into English by Philemon Holland... Together with a marginall Glosse and other briefe Anotations thereupon.

      London: Mathew Lownes, 1606.. First edition in English, folio, (viii), 272, 39, (25) pp, with the Index and Errata leaf bound at the back. Engraved title page laid down with loss to the top just affecting the image, part of a motto in an old hand to the top of the leaf, Extra Illustrated with 12 portraits of the Caesars, taken from the Encyclopædia Londinensis (published 1826) and engraved after Titian. One leaf with loss to the margin, laid down, just affecting the side-notes, another leaf with a small marginal closed tear, some mostly light damp staining. Modern black full calf, green spine label. An influential work of biography composed early in the second century AD. As secretary to the Emperor Hadrian Suetonius would have had access to the Imperial archives and uniquely included much anecdotal material. "...he throws considerable light on an important period, and next to Tacitus and Dio Cassius is the chief (sometimes the only) authority" (Encyc. Britannica). STC 23424.

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        HOMERI QUAE EXSTANT OMNIA ILIAS,ODYSSEA, aliquot Cum latina versione omnium (....)

      Basileae Sebastiani Henricpetri 1606 In Folio Pagine 36 non numerate + 499 + 24 non numerate + 380 + 24 non numerate. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena. Titolo manoscritto al dorso. Fregi e capilettera. Esemplare brunito a causa della qualità della carta classica del periodo. Testo Greco-Latino a fronte. Ottima edizione dell'Opera Omnia di Omero.

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        Relatio historica de regno Sveciæ, et bellis civilibus atque externis, non regis Sigismundi tantum, & principis Caroli, sed & majorum, si quos nosse jam refert historiæ plenioris causa.

      Auctore Iacobo Typotio. Utan ort, 1606. 8:o. 72 s. Hårt skuren nedtill med delförlust av kustod på tre sidor. Sött hfrbd från mitten av 1700-talet med guldornerad rygg, upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett. Petr. Willadus namnteckning på titelbladet samt en bläckdatering 1638. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Warmholtz 3343. Åhlen 16.5. Lindberg, Lychnos 1977-78, s. 246ff. Mycket sällsynt. Andra upplagan av holländaren Typotius postuma berättelse om inbördeskriget mellan Sigismund och hertig Karl. Första upplagan utkom i Frankfurt 1605 och en tredje utkom 1678. Första upplagan innehåller en dikt som tagits bort i denna andra och den tredje. Jacob Typotius kom från Holland, hade studerat i Louvain och vistats en tid i Würzburg. Uppgifterna om hur och när han kom till Sverige är motstridiga. 1578 är han i alla fall upptagen som anställd av Johan III som latinsk sekreterare. Året därpå 1579, eller år 1581, kastades han emellertid i fängelse. Orsaken till detta är också omstridd. Efter 12 (eller 14) år på Åbo slott och Tavastehus släpptes han efter Johan III:s död, och togs till nåder både av Sigismund och av hertig Carl, hos vilken han på nytt uppbar lön. Senast 1597 lämnade han dock Sverige och blev istället kejserlig rikshistoriograf i Prag. Han dog 1601 eller 1602. I Sverige skrev han ett antal småskrifter, vilka trycktes först efter att han lämnat landet. År 1600 författade han i Prag, uppmuntrad av Spaniens ambassadör, denna historiska relation om Sverige och inbördeskriget. Skildringen är ansedd som ganska opartisk, enligt både Bring och Warmholtz, och den översattes t.o.m. till svenska av Anders Bureus på Karl IX:s uppmaning, men trycktes aldrig. Däremot smädas i boken Pontus De la Gardie, både vad gäller härkomst och bedrifter, och anledningen till 1678-års nytryck ska, enligt Warmholtz, ha varit att smäda Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, som då fallit i onåd. Typotius är annars mest känd för sin stora "Symbola divina" från 1601

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        APOLOGIA CONTRO Le CONSIDERATIONI Di FRA PAOLO Da VENEZIA, dell' Ordine de Servi. Sopra le Censvre della Santitˆ di N.S. papa Paolo Qvinto e Contro il Trattato de sette Theologi di Venezia, sopra l'Interdetto di Sua Santitˆ. Divisa in Dve Parti, Doue si tratta della Potestˆ, e Libertˆ Ecclesiastica

      Per Vincenzo Colombara In Pervgia:: Per Vincenzo Colombara,. 1606.. 4to: *^4 A - M^4; 2A - H^4 I^2 N^4. NB. Printed register on N4v calls for the 'N' gathering to be in Part I, in all recorded volumes it is found at the conclusion of Part II, as it is here. 8" x 5-3/4". 1st edition (BL 17th C Italian, p. 64). [8], 96, 68, [8] pp. Text in Italian. Divisional t.p. for 2nd part. Printed glosses.. Period full vellum binding with title hand-inked to spine crown. Bound with Baglioni's RISPOSTA [Bolognaia: 1607], see TavBooks ID #33818.. Occasional bit of worming. Period po signature to t.p., with inked. annotations throughout volume. Title leaf with 2" vertical split in. center, along gutter. N2 with small piece missing from top margin,. just touching running-title. Withal, a VG - VG+ copy.. Pope Paul, a lawyer-type individual vice a consensus diplomat, insisted on, for all practical purposes, a ubquitous ecclesiastical jurisdiction, which caused a number of quarrels between the Church and the secular governments of various states, notably Venice. In 1606, "Venice passed two laws obnoxious to Paul, one forbidding the alienation of real estate in favour of the clergy, the second demanding approval of the civil power for the building of new churches (in essence, a Venetian stance that the powers of the church must remain separate from those of the state). Two priests had been found guilty and committed to prison. Paul insisted that they be released to the Church. The Venetian position was ably defended by a canon lawyer, Paolo Sarpi, who extended the matter to general principles defining separate secular and ecclesiastical spheres. In April 1606 the Pope excommunicated the entire government of Venice and placed an interdict on the city. The rest of the Catholic clergy sided with the city, however, with the exception of the Jesuits, the Theatines, and the Capuchins, who were expelled from Venetian territories. Masses continued to be said in Venice, and the feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated with displays of public pomp and "magnificence", in defiance of the Pope. Within a year (March 1607) the disagreement was mediated by France and Spain. The Most Serene Republic refused to retract the laws, but asserted that Venice would conduct herself 'with her accustomed piety.' The Jesuits, which Venice considered subversive Papal agents, remained banned. No more could be expected. Paul withdrew his censure." [Wiki]. OCLC shows just 2 cc in the United States (Cornell & Harvard). Price is for the volume, containing both works. . Printer's device to t.p. Head- tailpieces. Decorative initial capital letters.

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        Regium donum eller konungzligh förähring, then stormächtige och christelige konungs, Jacobi, then förste med thet nampnet, konung i Engeland, Skottland, Franckrijke och Irland, hwilken H.

      K. Mayst. sin äldste son och arfwinge, hertigh Henrico hafwer tillskrifwit, nu nyligen förswänskat aff Erico Schrodero. Stockholm, 1606 [1678]. 8:o. (24) s.,+ 76 blad. Fläckar samt enstaka bläckplumpar. Sammanbunden med: SKYTTE, Johan. En kort underwijsning, uthi hwad konster och dygder een fursteligh person skal sigh öfwa och bruka then ther täncker med tijden lycksaligen regera land och rijke. Stält til then höghborne furste och herre, herr Gustaff Adolff, Sweriges Rijkes arf-furste, hertigh til Sudermanneland, Närike och Wärmeland, etc. Aff hans furstl. h. præceptore Johan Skytte, åhr 1604. Men nu å nyo effter någre förnähme personers begäran Tryckt i Stockholm aff Niclas Wankijff, kongl. booktr. medh egen bekostnad åhr 1678. 8:o. 48 s. 1800-tals hfrbd med nött guldornerad rygg med tre kronor och kronor i fält (KB), gröna stänkmarmorerade snitt. Med Gustaf Holdo Stråles exlibris samt Thore Virgins namnteckning. Collijn 418 resp. 859. Trevligt samlingsband med två furstespeglar sammanbundna, båda med breda marginaler

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        Disquisitionum Magicarum Libri Sex, in Tres Tomos Partiti. [Investigations into Magic in Six Books] 3 volumes

      Moguntiensis [Mainz]: Iacobi Konig, 1606. Hard Cover. One of the most famous early works on witchcraft and magic. Martin Antonio Del Rio (1551-1608) was a Jesuit theologian who studied occult practices in order to determine which were the devilÕs work. He stressed the heretical nature of occult beliefs and discussed how to respond to the crime of witchcraft. This book became the most commonly used witch-hunting manual of the time. It was used at the Salem witch trials of 1692 and has been cited as a cause of the witch-persecutions in Europe. In very good modern cream cloth binding with red leather title labels. With engraved title pages in Volumes I & II, depicting scenes from Exodus. Decorative initials, head-, and tail-pieces. With a foldout table in Volume II. Extensively foxed throughout, although the Latin text is still quite readable. Also some stains to page edges. Old library stamps and early ink signatures to title pages. Volume I: 773 pages plus index; Volume II: 724 pages plus index: Volume III: 687 pages plus index. OCC/091112. Very Good.

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        Portugalliae que olim lusitania... Kolor. Kupferstichkarte von B. Doetecomius aus Mercatoris atlas bei Hondius. Amsterdam, 1606. 34 x 50 cm. Gerahmt.

      Gewestete Karte mit Titel-, Text- und Meilenzeigerkartusche sowie Kompassrose oben links und Wappendarstellung oben rechts.

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        "Virginae Item et Floridae" from Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae

      Amsterdam: Mercator, 1606. AN IMPORTANT AND RARE EARLY MAP OF VIRGINIA, FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH MAPMAKING Copperplate engraving with original hand-color Impression size: 18 1/2" x 23"; frame size: 30" x 34 1/2" References: Philip P. Burden, The Mapping of North America (Rickmansworth: Raleigh Publications, 1996) Entry 151; Cornelis Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici (Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1967) vol. 2, p. 282 no. 141; William P. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1962) no. 26 & pp. 17-18; Johannes Keuning, "The History of an Atlas. Mercator-Hondius," in Imago Mundi (Stockholm, 1947) vol. 4, p. 37 This exquisitely executed map was one of the most celebrated of the Mercator-Hondius projects. Gerard Mercator was the greatest cartographer of the sixteenth century, and his innovations, including the aptly named Mercator projection, continue to be employed in maps produced today, 400 years later. The geographer died in 1594, after publishing just a few parts of his atlas. Jacodus Hondius produced an edition of Mercator's atlas in 1606, and it was the first to include this map of Virginia and Florida. Virginiae Item et Floridae was, furthermore, the only original map of North America that Hondius included in his spectacular atlas. . Book.

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        Gerard Mercator. Cornubia, Devonia, ….[The South West Counties of England and Wales]. 1606 or later [1633]

      Mercator, Gerard : Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok, Cardigan, Radnor, Breknoke, Herefordia and Wigornia. [The South West Counties of England and Wales], by Gerard Mercator. Published 1606 or later [1633]. Map size approx 47cm x 36cm (18.5 x 14 inches). Decorative title cartouche. Verso with Latin text and large initial letter within vignette No.13. Early colour, centre fold, good condition with wide margins.

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        Gerard Mercator. Westmorland, Lancastre, Cestrie. 1606 or Later [1633]

      Mercator, Gerard : Les Comtez De Westmorland, Lancastre, Cestrie, Carnarvan, Denbigh, Flint. [The North Western Counties of England and Wales], by Gerard Mercator. Published 1606 or later [1633]. Map size approx 41cm x 36cm (16.5 x 14 inches). Decorative cartouche and sea monster. Verso with French text and coloured large initial letter. Early colour, centre fold, good condition with wide margins.

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        Espejo de Bienechores y Agradecidos: Que contiene los Siete Libros de Beneficios de Lucio Aneo Seneca, insigne Filosofo moral: agora de nuevo traduzidos de Latin en Castellano por Fray Gaspar Ruyz Montiano, de la Orden de San Benito. Tiene notados y declarados por el mesmo Traductor algunos de los lugares mas difficiles. Y al cabo del libro tiene quatro Tablas de nueva invencion, muy provechosas para todo genero de personas: especialmente para Predicadores, y para Cortesanos que lo quieren parecer en sus cartas y conversaciones. Dirigido a Don Iuan de Mendoza, Duque del Infantado

      Barcelona, en casa de Sebastian de Cormellas al Call, 1606. 4to.; 18 hs., 479 pp. Con el escudo xilográfico de los Mendoza en la portada, impresa en rojo y negro. Encuadernación en pergamino, de la época. Primera edición de la primera traducción castellana de los Siete Libros «De Beneficiis» de Séneca, obra de un erudito humanista benedictino del Convento madrileño de San Martín.

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        HOMERI QUAE EXSTANT OMNIA ILIAS,ODYSSEA, aliquot Cum latina versione omnium (....)

      Basileae Sebastiani Henricpetri 1606 In Folio Pagine 36 non numerate + 499 + 24 non numerate + 380 + 24 non numerate. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena. Titolo manoscritto al dorso. Fregi e capilettera. Esemplare brunito a causa della qualità della carta classica del periodo. Testo Greco-Latino a fronte. Ottima edizione dell'Opera Omnia di Omero.

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        Argonautica

      Ortelius Abraham Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1606. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 3/8" x 19 3/8". Unusual map describing the journey of the Argonauts. From English edition of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". English text on back. Minor glue residue at top left edge, small chip to top right corner.

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        Synopsis optica, in qua illa omnia quae ad opticam, dioptricam, catoptricam pertinent, id est, ad triplicem radium visualem directum, refractum, reflexum breviter quidem, accurate tamen demonstrantur.Lyon: Horace Boissat & Georges Remeus, 1667.

      First edition of Fabri's great work on optics which was the inspiration for Newton's work on light and colours as it was through this work that Newton learned of Grimaldi's discovery of the diffraction of light.<br/><br/> Fabri describes the rings of Saturn (he was involved in a long dispute with Huygens over their interpretation), difficulties of telescopic observations, and the construction of compound microscopes. He presents a theory of the blueness of the sky based on the principle of dispersion. There is also a careful exposition of theories of vision and the mechanics of the eye. <br/><br/> Fabri (1606-88), "mathematician and physicist, was born near Belley, France, educated at the Collège de la Trinité in Lyon, and ordained a Jesuit priest in 1635. He taught metaphysics, astronomy, mathematics, and natural philosophy at the Collège from 1640 until 1646, when he went to Rome, remaining there for the rest of his life. Fabri engaged in research and controversy on a wide range of scientific issues, including heliocentrism, the explanation of tides, and the circulation of the blood (he discovered the latter, independently of, and later than, Harvey, in about 1636); his writings on light and colors contributed to the science of optics" (Albert et al, Source Book in Ophthalmology, p. 100). <br/><br/> De Vitry 379; Macclesfield 754 (not in Honeyman, Horblit or Norman); Albert et al 709; Goldsmith F45; Jesuit Science in the Age of Galileo 12; Sommervogel III 515; Vagnetti EIIIb58; Wellcome III, p.3.. 4to: 223 x 156 mm. Pp. [8], 246, with 6 folding engraved plates, woodcut vignette on title and woodcut diagrams in text. Title page with old inscription washed out. Contemporary calf, corners and spine with some professional leather restoration, in all a very good copy

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        Thierbuch/ Das ist/ Aussführliche Beschreibung/ und lebendige ja auch eigentliche Contrafactur und Abmahlung aller Vierfüssigen thieren/ so auff der Erden und in Wassern wohnen. Sampt derselben Nutzbarkeit und güte/ so wol in essenspeisz und Küchen/ als in der Artzney und Apotecken. Allen Aartzten/Weydleuthen/Köchen/ ja auch den künstlichen Mahlern sehr dienstlich und nohtürfftig. Durch den weitberümpten Herrn Doctor Conrad Gesner in Latein erstmals beschrieben. Hernach von Herrn Forer der Artzney D. ins Teutsch gebracht. Jetzt aber an vielenorthengebessert.

      Heidelberg, Durch Johan Lancellot. In verlegung Andreæ Cambier, 1606. Folio. Beautiful recent full morocco in old style w. five raised bands on back, creating six compartments, which are richly gilt. Blindtooled borders and centrepieces on boards. Text evenly browned and margins brownspotted. T-p. in red and black. Woodcut vignette (mythical animal) on t-p., 149 woodcut illustrations of four-footed animals. (4), 172 ff (= 352 pp).. Rare third German edition of this zoologically very important work by the famous Swiss botanist, zoologist, physician and philologist, Konrad Gesner (1516 - 1565). This is the abridged German translation, carried out by Forer (Forrer) with the help of Johannes Herold, of the two first parts of Gesner's immense work, originally written in Latin, the "Historia Animalium". This edition is the first "Verbesserte" of the German editions. In all three German editions appeared, and this is the only one carrying the subtitle "Aussführliche Beschreibung und lebendige..." ("elaborate and vivid...") instead of "Kurze beschreybung..." ("short description"). The first of the German translations is from 1563 and the second from 1600. The first German translation appeared in the lifetime of Gesner, and he corresponded with the translator, the physician Forer, who, in spite of this, contributed with sections not found in Gesner's original work.All contemporary editions if this work are rare.Conrad Gesner is the man who replaces zoology as it was understood in the Middle Ages with what we mean with zoology today. He is one of the first to focus on the animals themselves, and is thus of great importance to modern day zoology.Gesner was a very gifted philologist and was appointed first occupant of the chair of Greek (1537 - 1540) at the then new Lausanne Academy. He later became chief physician in Zürich, where he elevated to CANONICUS. He travelled very frequently and on his journeys made important botanical and zoological observations. He was later to become one of the absolutely most important botanists and zoologists of the Renaissance, not least due to his ability to organize and categorize matters not previously systematized."... even Georges Cuvier later delighted in recognizing its (his zoological work) enduring interest. The attempt of the treatise to regroup animals recalls the principal themes that Gesner defended in proposing classification of the vegetable kingdom according to flowering and nonflowering plants, vascular and nonvascular plants, and so on." (D.S.B. V:379).Because of its seminal character, HISTORIA ANIMALIUM received immediate recognition and Gesner is now by many considered the founder of veterinary science, as well as being the first to sketch fossils and the first to establish a botanical garden. The interesting illustrations from this work have been used ever since as a direct source for several artists. "His great zoological work, HISTORIA ANIMALIUM... is the starting-point of modern zoology." (EB 10: 316). Nissen ZBI 1552

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