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MAIOLUS, Simon
Dies Caniculares Hoc est Colloquia Tria et Viginti Physica
Moguntiae [Mainz]: Ex officina Joannis Albini, curante Joanni Theobal. Schonwetter & Conrado Meulio, 1607. Vellum. Good. [8], 780, [91] p. 26 cm. Illustrated title page. Vellum binding. Darkened spine. Boards warped. A few spots to outside. Bookplate on front pastedown. Ink signature and notation on title page. Darkened bottom corners p. 685 onwards. Title continues: Nova et Penitus admiranda ac summa iucunditate concinnata, per Simonem Maiolum episcopum Vulturariens. Quibus Pleraque Naturae Admiranda, quae aut in aethere fiunt, aut in Europa, Asia atque Africa, quin etiam in ipso orbe nouo. Et apud ommnes Antipodas sunt, item mirabilia arte hominum confecta recensentur, ordine, quem sequens pagina tertia indicabit. Opus collectum est ex sacris litteris. Sacris earum interpretibus. Sacris, sanctorumque historiis. Philosopis, qui naturas rerum enarrarunt. Profanarum historiarum omnifariam scriptoribus. Attestationibus eorum qui orbem, tum mari, tum continenti peragrarunt. Aliis auctoribus non paucis, qui ipsarum, & obiter de hoc argumento tradiderunt. Editio altera priori auctior & correctiorSimon MAIOLUS (1520-1597), Bishop of Volturara, was an Italian canon lawyer. This encyclopedic work, Dies caniculares, translates to "Dog days" but covers a wide range of topics in natural history. First published in 1597, the book had several later editions. Maiolus is mentioned in the early history of the explanation of fossils by Charles Lyell as a pioneer of volcanic description. The text cannot be considered entirely scientific, however, since it also discusses ghosts, spirits, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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