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Item Description: Apud haeredes Iacobi Iuntae [en el colofón: execudebat Nicolaus Bacquenoius.] Lyon, 1552, 1552. . 17,5 cm. 2 obras: 40 h., 496 pág., 8 h. y 28 h., 399 pág., 6 h. Grabados xilográficos en las portadas y capitales. Enc. en pergamino. Pequeñas restauraciones en las primeras hojas. Papel tostado. * Colección de las principales obras de Aristóteles y su discípulo Teofrasto sobre zoología y botánica. Se incluyen gran variedad de temas como el origen y la historia de las diferentes especies de animales, su anatomía, etc. Teofrasto fue desconocido para la Europa occidental hasta el siglo XV cuando se realiza esta traducción al latín por Theodoro Gaza (c. 1400-1478), nacido en Tesalónica. Escribió una gramática griega en 1495 que posteriormente fue traducida por Erasmo. Zoología. Filosofía natural. Bookseller Inventory # 21298

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Aristotelis et Theophrasti Historiae, cùm de natura: Aristotelis, Theophrasti (Aristóteles,
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Item Description: Gulielmum Rouillium, Lugduni, 1552. Pergamino De Época. Book Condition: Bien. las 2 obras en un mismo volumen encuadernado en pergamino de época, formato 11*17 cm. "Aristotelis et Theophrasti.está compuesto de 5 partes: "De Historium animalium, De Partibus animalium & earum causis, De Generatione animalium son traducidas por Theodor Gaza, De Communi animalium gressu and De communi animalium motu están traducidos por Petro Alcyonio. Son los principales libros de zoología de Aristóteles, incluyen información de anatomía, fisiología y comportamiento de unas 500 especies de animales. 40 h. 495 p. 8 h, "Theophrasti: De Historia Plantarum & de Causis Plantarum, traductor Theodoro Gaza. Son los primeros trabajos de botánica científica de Teofrastro. "Historia" trata de la descripción, clasificación y análisis, mientras que "De Causis" de etiología. Describe y habla sobre 50 especies y variedades extendiéndose geográficamente desde el Atlántico hasta la India. Cita poetas, filósofos y científicos desde Homero hasta Platón. 2 h. 399 p. 12 h. portadas grabadas, letras capitulares, colofón, apostillas marginales. leves marcas de agua en algunas páginas apenas apreciables y leves puntitos de óxido. Buen estado general de las 2 obras. Bookseller Inventory # 019394

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Habentur hoc volumine haec Theodoro Gaza interprete.: ARISTOTELES [ARISTOTLE, Theodore

Item Description: Aldus Manutius, Venice, 1504. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Folio (308x212 mm). 12, [16], 273 [1] ff. Signature: [12], a-b8, a-p8, o-p6, r-u8, x8, v8, z8, &8, A-M8, N6. Woodcut Aldine device on [1]. Separate title to "Problematum Aristotelis" with Aldine device on E1r. Leaf p6r with colophon "Venetiis in Domo Aldi mense Maio M.DIII", last leaf N6r with colophon "Venetiis. mense Martio. M. D. IIII." 18th century plain vellum, spine with two red morocco labels titled in gilt (little edge chipping to one label). Title- and final leaf soiled, spotted and brown stained, otherwise bright with only light age-toning, few mainly marginal wormholes, occasional spotting. Extensive early ink marginalia in Latin (a few cropped at fore edge). An outstanding, wide-margined copy printed on strong paper. ---- BM STC Italian, 1465-1600, S. 43; Adams A 1761; Fock, p.18; Renouard 1504/2; USTC 810862; Dibner 18 and Norman 2066 (for 1st ed. of Theophrastus) - The rare first Aldine edition of Theodorus Gaza's Latin translation from Greek of Aristotle's works on animals and Theophrastus' works on plants. The original Greek manuscripts were brought from Constantinople to Italy by Giovanni Aurispa in the early 15th century and translated into Latin by Theodore Gaza around 1450. The editio princeps of the Greek came out only in 1497, but Gaza's translation, edited by Giorgio Merula, was first published in 1483. Gaza, scholar, scribe and teacher from Thessaloniki, translated many works of Greek science, literature and theology into Latin. He was renowned for the style and accuracy of his translations. Contains the 3rd Latin (1st Aldine) edition of Theophrastus' work on systematic botany which was first published in Latin translation in 1483. "An observer and collector of botanical data rather than a profound theorizer, Theophrastus was handicapped by lack of scientific language. Yet his description of the formation of the plant in the seed, the earliest account known, was the best made for 2000 years; it demonstrated excellent observation" (Dibner). This edition additionally contains Latin-Greek and Greek-Latin glossaries of technical terms found in Aristotle. The first edition is quite rare on the market. OCLC lists only 4 copies in US public libraries. Bookseller Inventory # 002037

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Theophrastos (374-286 B. C.).

Published by Bartholomaeus Confalonerius 2 Feb, Treviso (1483)

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Item Description: Bartholomaeus Confalonerius 2 Feb, Treviso, 1483. Folio, 153 leaves (lacks the front blank and 2 leaves of text (supplied in clean facsimile). 28.4'x9.2 cm. Bound in later cloth backed boards, some marginal waterstaining, contemporary Italian marginalia (some trimmed close) throughout with a full page of contemporary notes on the verso of the final leaf. HC 15491; BMC VI 894; BM-Ital 668; Klebs 958.1; Garrison (1929) 12; Castiglioni (1947) 181-182; Stillwell T132; Goff T-155; Pritzel 9184;Osler 263; Stillwell, The Awakening . 72; Procter 648; Dibner, Heralds of Science, 18; Norman 266. Rare, this had not been to auction since December of 1967 (when it sold for $75,000), until it sold for $55,200 at the Haskell Norman sale (3/18/1998). Stillwell notes that this is the earliest scientific botany. A study of about 5 plants described according to a rather primitive classification which held, however, until the midsixteenth century. Its ninth section, on the medicinal properties of plants"the earliest extant herbal, except for fragments of a Greek herbal, c. 35 B.C."is believed to have been added somewhat after Theophrastos's time. Known as the founder of scientific botany, Theophrastos was born in Lesbos and was Aristotle's most highly regarded student and succeeded Aristotle as head of the Lyceum in Athens. He was a prolific writer, yet only these two works survive as major works. His De Historia Plantarum described and classifies several hundred plants while the De Causis Plantarum is a work of etiology: exploring a number of topics including generation, seeds, and the effects of cultivation on wild species. The Historia divides plants into four main divisions: trees, shrubs, undershrubs and herbs. The translation is by Theodoros Gaza, a Greek who became a leading figure in the Italian Renaissance. This translation was commissioned by Pope Nicholas V (1448-1455), a patron of scholars who wished to set up a library that included Greek texts in Latin. First edition, in Latin (later issued in Greek with the Aldine Aristotle editions of 1497 and 1498). Bookseller Inventory # 16243

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