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Author: Conrad GessnerJacob CarronusHans Kaspar WolfGuillaume RondeletPierre BelonAll authors
Publisher: Tigvri : Apvd Christ. Froschovervm, anno MDLI[-MDLXXXVII] [1551-1587]
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Gessner; Jacob Carronus; Hans Kaspar Wolf; Guillaume Rondelet; Pierre Belon; Christoph Froschauer; Officina Froschouiana,
OCLC Number: 14305946
Notes: In five volumes, each with a separate dated title page. The first four volumes were printed by Christoph Froschauer in 1551, 1554, 1555, and 1558 respectively. The fifth volume was printed by Officina Froschouiana in 1587. Cf. Vischer.
"[Historia Animalium] contains ... nearly 1,000 woodcuts, some being by Albrecht Dürer"--Garrison-Morton.
Pagination: v.1: [40], 1104, [12] p.; v.2: [8], 110, [4], 2-27, [1] p.; v.3: [36], 779, [1] p.; v.5: [6], 85, [1]; 11 [1] leaves (extent of NLM copy).
Signatures: v.1: [alpha]-[beta]⁶ [gamma]⁸ a-z⁶ A-2Z⁶ 2a-3a⁶; v.2: *⁴ A-H⁶ I⁸, a⁶ b-c⁴ (sigs. *4 and I8 blanks); v.3: [superscript pi]a-c⁶, a-z⁶ A-2T⁶ (sig. [superscript pi]c6 blank); vol. 5: *⁶ a-n⁶ o⁸; A⁴ B⁸ (sigs. *6 and B8 blanks) (extent of NLM copy).
Printer's devices: v.2, 3, and 4 (t.p.'s): Christoph Froschauer d. Ä. (Heitz 11); vol. 5 and "De scorpione" (t.p.'s): Officina Froschouiana (Heitz 22). Cf. Vischer.
Historiated initials.
Final leaf of v.1: woodcut of creation of Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Includes indexes.
NLM copy imperfect: lacking: Liber IIII, qui est de piscium & aquatilium animantium natura ... Continentur in hoc volumine, Gvilelmi Rondeletii ... et Petri Bellonii ... de aquatilium singulis scripta. Tigvri, 1558. Cf. Vischer C541.
NLM copy volumes: the t.p. coat of arms and devices, and woodcuts of animals throughout are hand-colored, except in vol. 5, in which there is no hand-coloring; in v.1, sig2I6 torn away at foot, leaf cast, with lost of text.
Description: 4+ v. in 3 : ill., coat of arms, port. (woodcuts) ; 40 cm. (fol.)
Contents: (From t. p.'s) Lib. I. De quadrupedibus uiuiparis. --
Liber II. De quadrupedibus ouiparis. --
Liber III. Qui est de auium natura. --
Liber IIII. Qui est de piscium & aquatilium animantium. --
Lib. V. Qui est de serpentium natura. Ex variis schedis et collectaneis eivsdem compositvs per Jacobum Carronum ... Adjecta est ad calcem, scorpionis insecti historia à D. Casparo Vuolphio ... conscripta.
Other Titles: Historia animalium
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