Historia medica, in qua libris IV. animalium natura, et eorum medica utilitas esacte & ...

Historia medica, in qua libris IV. animalium natura, et eorum medica utilitas esacte & luculenter.

Bossche, Guilelmus van den; Jegher, Christoph (woodcuts)

Published by Typis Ioannis Mommarti, Brussels, 1639
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Title: Historia medica, in qua libris IV. animalium...

Publisher: Typis Ioannis Mommarti, Brussels

Publication Date: 1639

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.


Eighteenth-century vellum with gilt-stamped lettering in morocco spine label; 4to (186 x 146 mm); pp. [16], 422 (i.e. 434), [20] (index and addenda), and original final leaf with printer's device on verso. Errors in paging: no. 39-40 omitted, 31-32 and 420-421 (i.e. 430-432) duplicated; pages 432-434 numbered 420-422. Woodcuts in text by Christoph Jegher. Some pale browning, otherwise internally crisp and clean. A series of woodcuts of animals decorates this medical and zoological book, but by Christoph Jeghers, one of the best woodcutters of the Ruben school. Rare. Only three copies have been sold in at least the last 30 years, according to American Book Prices Current, and none since 1987. Nissen 481; Wood p. 250 (lists an octavo edition). Bookseller Inventory # D5996

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