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NONNIUS, Ludovicus (Luis NUNEZ).
Ichtyophagia sive de piscium esu commentarius.Antwerp, Petrus and Joannes Bellerus, 1616. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on the title-page, several woodcut initials in the text. Contemporary vellum, large paper label with woodcut illustration on spine.
Krivatsy 8338 (imperfect); Oberlé 764; STCV (4 copies); Vicaire, col. 626. Only edition of this work on the consumption of fish and its health benefits, written by the Spanish born Ludovicus Nonnius (1555-1646), who was a physician in Antwerp. In 42 chapters, about 40 species of fish are treated, each with a nomenclature and citations from other authors in Latin, Greek, Flemish and French. A small portion of the text is devoted to oysters and molluscs. The book is dedicated to Nicolaus Rockox jr. (1560-1640), mayor of Antwerp and close friend of the painter Rubens.The front hinge is weak, upper margin of title-page neatly restored without loss of text, former owner's stamp (a lion within a cartouche) on the verso of the title-page. A good copy of this gastronomic work on fish.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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