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PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius. Pliny the Elder's Natural History
Naturalis Historiae. Cum commentariis & adnotationibus Hermolai Barbari, Pintiani, Rhenani, Gelenii, Dalechampii, Scaligeri, Salmasii, Gronovii, Is. Vossii & variorum. Accedunt praeterea varia lectiones ex Mss. compluribus .
Leiden & Rotterdam, Hack, 1668-1669. PLINIUS SECUNDUS,Gaius.Naturalis Historiae. Cum commentariis & adnotationibus Hermolai Barbari, Pintiani, Rhenani, Gelenii, Dalechampii, Scaligeri, Salmasii, Gronovii, Is. Vossii & variorum. Accedunt praeterea varia lectiones ex Mss. compluribus.Leiden & Rotterdam, Hack, 1668-1669. 3 volumes in 8vo. [16] + 838 + (134)p; 917 + [69]p; 853 + [83]p; each volume including engraved title by G. Wingendorp and title with woodcut device. Green morocco panelled with triple gilt line borders (signed by Thouvenin). Finely printed Variorum edition of this great natural science classic corrected by Dalechamp, Hermolaus Barbarus, Beatus Rhenanus, Siegmund Ghelen and other distinguished humanist interpreters who greatly emended the text working from newly found manuscripts. During the Middle Ages Pliny the Elder's Natural History was one of the main sources of available scientific knowledge. His views on geography, zoology, botany, medicine, mineralogy and astronomy continued to exercise considerable influence for centuries to come. An elegantly bound set by Joseph Thouvenin, one of the best early 19th century French craftsmen(1st volume signed 'THOUVENIN' in tailend of spine, denoting work completed after 1822). Brunet IV, 716 ('Belle édition, et l'une des moins communes de la collection des anciens Variorum'). See illustrations of title-pages and binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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