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HIPPOCRATES, spurious works - Anuce FOËS (1528-1595) and John JONSTON (1603-1675)

Published by Elzevir, Amsterdam (1660)

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Item Description: Elzevir, Amsterdam, 1660. First Elzevir edition. 12mo. 6, 577, [107] pp. Title printed in red and black. Text in Latin and Greek. Contemporary vellum. Provenance: L. J. W. Smit (bookplate). The notes were prepared by John Jonston, Polish scholar and physician. Louis Duret's 1588 translation remained the standard until this by French humanist Anuce Foës. While a student of the physcian Jacques Goupil, Foës was given access to a manuscript of Hippocrates at the Vatican, as well as three other manuscripts from the library at Fontainebleau. His copies of these sources provided the foundation of his research, which was dedicated to the rehabilitation of Hippocratic medicine and study of the ancients. Willems 1259. From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Bookseller Inventory # 401890

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Jonston, John, or Johnstone or Joannes Jonstonus] JONSTONI, Johannes (1603-1675).

Published by Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1767., Heilbronn: (1767)

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Item Description: Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, 1767., Heilbronn:, 1767. 4to. (335 x 211 mm) 228, [4] pp. 47 plates; text has some foxing. Original paper boards. Housed in a custom clamshell box. Rare. FINE. Later edition. An extensive work on the morphology of boned fish, cartilaginous fish (sharks, rays, skates) and cetaceans. This work is illustrated with forty-seven full-page engraved plates that are executed in superb form. Plate XLII shows a beached baleen whale and its enormous size, compared to the men in the engraving. A bit fanciful, plate XL shows a pair of Mermen; a fish on plate XXVII has the features of a human face whilst a ‘shark’ on plate VII has semi-human fore-limbs. Except for these anomalies, the zoological drawings are quite dramatic and relatively accurate. Jonston’s works were frequently re-edited and translated into German, Latin, Dutch and English. Born in Poland, but of Scottish origin, Jonston was educated and traveled extensively. He attended St. Andrews (1623-5), studying botany and medicine at Cambridge, Leiden, and Frankfurt Universities. He earned degrees from Cambridge and in Leiden, his M. D. in 1632, where he later practiced medicine and gained a great reputation. In 1642 he briefly taught at Frankfurt as professor of medicine. He retired to his private estate in Silesia in 1655. His “four dictionary-style works on fish, birds, quadrupeds and insects â€" published between 1650 and 1653 with excellent illustrations â€" were widely read and translated.” [DSB]. BM Readex Vol. 13, p. 765; DNB Vol. X, pp. 968-9; DSB Vol. VII, [p. 164-5; Nissen 2133. See Garrison and Morton 287. Bookseller Inventory # S9050

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Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Plantis. Libri: JONSTON, John (1603-1675)

JONSTON, John (1603-1675)

Published by Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, Heilbronn (1769)

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Item Description: Franciscus Josephus Eckebrecht, Heilbronn, 1769. 2 volumes, folio. (13 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches). 2 letterpress titles in red and black, text in double columns. Engraved allegorical frontispiece by Melchior Küsell after Matthaeus Merian, 137 engraved plates after Matthaeus Merian. (Gathering 3F in vol.I misbound after 3H. Expertly bound to style in half 18th century russia over contemporary paper boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, red stained edges A fine set of the second edition of this important 17th-century survey of the known botanical world. Jonston was a "Polish physician of Scottish extraction who wrote numerous works on medicine, natural history, and more miscellaneous subjects" (Johnston). The original edition of this work was first published in Frankfurt in 1662 under the title Dendrographiae sive Historiae Naturalis de Arboribus et Fructibus. The present edition was published by Eckebrecht after he had acquired the complete set of the original printing plates for that 1662 edition. These he reprinted and added the second edition of the text. Cf. Johnston Cleveland 233 (1662 edition); cf. Nissen BBI 1007; Plesch Sale lot 409; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 3408. Bookseller Inventory # 25163

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JONSTON, John (1603-1675).

Published by Heilbronn: Eckebrecht, 1768-1769. (1769)

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Item Description: Heilbronn: Eckebrecht, 1768-1769., 1769. 2 volumes. Folio (13 6/8 x 8 6/8 inches). Letterpress title-pages printed in red and black, text in double columns (spotted throughout). Engraved allegorical frontispiece to volume one by Melchior Küsell after Matthaeus Merian, 137 numbered engraved plates of plants and flowers also after Merian. Contemporary calf backed vinegar marbled paper boards (quite worn with loss to the spines). Provenance: with the 20th-century ownership inscription of Eleanor H. Richards on the front paste-down of each volume. Second edition, first published in 1662. A compendious botanical encyclopedia which includes a number of plants from the East Indies and the New World as described by de Laet and Linschoten, whom Jonston references throughout. Though born and educated first in Poland, Jonston's family were of Scottish descent, and "in 1622 [he went] to the University of St Andrews. Here he matriculated as Polonus Patre Scoto Prognatus on 29 January 1624, and studied Hebrew, divinity, and philosophy until March 1625. Jonston spent the next four years abroad but returned to England towards the close of 1629, taking courses in botany and medicine at Cambridge, and continuing his studies in London during 1630, when he wrote the greater part of his first important work, the 'Thaumatographia'. He next proceeded to study medicine at Leiden, where he graduated MD in 1632. In a visit later that year to England he was admitted to the same degree ad eundem at Cambridge. After more travel on the continent, Jonston appears to have settled in Leiden about 1634. He practised medicine there for several years and gained a great reputation. He wrote in Latin on a number of subjects, and was considered a polymath by a number of his contemporaries. Jonston was offered the chair of medicine at the University of Leiden in 1640, and two years later a similar offer was made by the elector of Brandenburg. Jonston, however, declined these offers, preferring instead to study independently. His works were considered by some to be laborious compilations, while Chaufepié and other critics suggested they exhibited more learning than judgement. However, in England his efforts were much esteemed during the seventeenth century. His chief works included 'Thaumatographia naturalis, in decem classes distincta' (1632), which was dedicated to Prince Janusz Radziwill and his son, Boguslas, 'Systema dendrologicum' (1646), 'De piscibus et ceti's (1649), 'De avibus' (1650), 'De quadrupedibus' (1652), 'De serpentibus et draconibus' (1653), 'Naturæ constantia' (1652), which was translated by J. Rouland (1657), 'Notitia regni vegetabilis ' (1661), 'Notitia regni mineralis' (1661), and 'Dendrographias, sive, Historia naturalis de arboribus et fructibus' (1662) [of which this is the second edition]. He also published a number of works on history, medicine, and ethics" (Thomas Seccombe, rev. Yolanda Foote for DNB). Matthaus Merian was a notable Swiss engraver born 1593 in Basel. He learned copperplate engraving in Zurich, though he studied later in such cities as Strasbourg, Nancy and Paris. He returned to Basel in 1615, moving to Frankfurt 1616. There he worked for Johann Theodor de Bry, the celebrated publisher whose daughter, Maria Magdelana he married in 1617. In 1620 he and his family moved back to Basel, though they returned to Frankfurt in 1623. Maria took over her father's publishing house upon his death. Nissen BBI 1007; Plesch Sale lot 409; Stafleu & Cowan 3408. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr160

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Collection d'oiseaux les plus rares gravés et: JONSTON, John (1603-1675)

Item Description: Chez L.C. Desnos, Paris, 1774. (19 9/16 x 13 inches). 2 parts in one volume, folio. Engraved additional title and 85 engraved plates (the 23 in the second part by Nicolas Robert). Bound to style in 18th-century diced russia gilt, covers with triple fillet border with floral spray cornerpiece, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second, the others with repeat decoration in gilt made up from various small tools A fine copy of Desnos' edition of Jonston's work, bound with two selections of engravings by Robert: one of the greatest of all 17th century natural history artists. The main part of the present work is a French edition of Jonston's work on birds. To this is added a reissue of most of the plates from two of Robert's works on the birds of the royal menagerie at Versailles: Receuil . and Suite des Oyseaux les plus rare , both originally published in Paris in 1676. Jonston, the grandson of John Johnstone of Craigieburn, Nithsdale, Scotland, was born and raised in Poland. After studying botany and medicine at Cambridge, he travelled extensively before settling in Leiden, where he practiced medicine. Jonston is now seen chiefly as a "learned compilor" (Johnston) and published a very popular natural history ( Historiae Naturalis ), in 77 parts between 1650 and 1662. His sources were wide ranging, but probably the main influence was Aldrovandi (1522-1605). The first 62 plates in the present work are a reprint of the complete suite of plates from the De Avibus section of Aldrovandi's great work. The remaining 23 plates are by Nicolas Robert. Robert is one of the two greatest French natural history artists of the 17th century. He made his name illustrating the Guirlande de Julie : a jewel of a manuscript, an album of flowers given as a gift from the baron de Saint-Maure to his fiancée. Robert subsequently worked most memorably on the vélins du Roi botanical drawings and the engravings for the Académie Royale des Sciences work Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire des Plantes . Whilst working on these commissions for others he also produced his own plates, the present excellent engravings are fine examples of his work. Anker 238; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.111; Nissen IVB 484; cf. Ronsil 1503; cf. Ronsil 2599 (1st edition of Robert plates); Wood p.410. Bookseller Inventory # 17345

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JONSTON, John (1603-1675).

Published by Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper. 1657. (1657)

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Item Description: Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper. 1657., 1657. Folio (14 4/8 x 9 inches). Engraved allegorical title-page, 80 numbered engraved plates of animals after Matthaeus Merian the younger, Caspar Merian, and others (without plates 11 and 12). Contemporary speckled calf, the spine in seven compartments with six raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in one, the others decorated with fine gilt tools (hinges a bit week, extremities rubbed). [BOUND WITH]: Historiae Naturalis de Piscibus et Cetis. Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper. 1657. Engraved allegorical title-page, 48 numbered engraved plates of fish and whales after Matthaeus Merian the younger, Caspar Merian, and others [AND]: Historiae Naturalis de Exanguibus Aquaticis. Amsterdam: Johannis Jacobi Schipperi, 1665. Letterpress title-page with woodcut vignette, 20 numbered engraved plates of sea creatures after Matthaeus Merian the younger, Caspar Merian, and others [AND]: Historiae Naturalis de Avibus. Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper. 1657. Engraved allegorical title-page, 62 numbered engraved plates of birds after Aldrovandi (1522-1605). [AND]: Historiae Naturalis de Insectis. Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper. 1657. Engraved allegorical title-page, 28 engraved plates of insects [AND]: Historiae Naturalis de Serpentibus. Amsterdam: Joannem Jacobi Fil. Schipper. 1665. Letterpress title-page with woodcut vignette, 12 numbered engraved plates of snakes and serpents Provenance: from the large and distinguished library of the dukes of Arenberg, with their engraved armorial bookplate (by E. Vermorcken according to A. F. Schoy) with their motto "Christus meus protector", annotated by hand; with the ownership inscription of Joseph Van Huerne, from Bruges, celebrated collector and patron whose famous cabinet of curiosities was dispersed at his death in 1844. Second edition of the first four titles and first edition of the last two. The first four were first issued in Frankfurt between 1650-1657, when this famous compendium of the animal kingdom was considered the standard zoological encyclopedia of its era, combining works on quadrupeds, birds, insects, aquatic life, and reptiles, bound here in one large volume containing 250 folio-sized plates, most of them with several figures each. Finely engraved, carefully detailed, and often featuring a touch of whimsy, these are among the most pleasing zoological plates produced in the 17th century. Mythical animals such as the griffin, the phoenix, and a variety of unicorns are pictured alongside real creatures, some of which no doubt seemed equally improbable to 17th-century Europeans. Matthäus Merian and his heirs published the first titles in Jonston's series in Frankfurt from 1650 to 1652. They were reprinted in 1657 by Schipper, as here, expanding the scope to include Shellfish and Snakes in 1665. Though born and educated first in Poland, Jonston's family were of Scottish descent, and "in 1622 [he went] to the University of St Andrews. Here he matriculated as Polonus Patre Scoto Prognatus on 29 January 1624, and studied Hebrew, divinity, and philosophy until March 1625. Jonston spent the next four years abroad but returned to England towards the close of 1629, taking courses in botany and medicine at Cambridge, and continuing his studies in London during 1630, when he wrote the greater part of his first important work, the 'Thaumatographia'. He next proceeded to study medicine at Leiden, where he graduated MD in 1632. In a visit later that year to England he was admitted to the same degree ad eundem at Cambridge. After more travel on the continent, Jonston appears to have settled in Leiden about 1634. He practised medicine there for several years and gained a great reputation. He wrote in Latin on a number of subjects, and was considered a polymath by a number of his contemporaries. Jonston was offered the chair of medicine at the University of Leiden in 1640, and two years later a similar offer was made by the elector of Brandenburg. Jonston, however, declined these. Bookseller Inventory # 72nhr245

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