GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS - NATURAL HISTORY (INCUNABULUM) - 1499

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    C. PLINII SECUNDI NATURAE HISTORIARUM LIBRI XXXVII E CASTIGATIONIBUS HERMOLAI BARBARI QUAM EMENDATISSIME EDITI

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    Subject: Venetian incunabulum from the late 15th century. Sciences. Natural history - Gaius Plinius Secundus.

    Publication: Venetiis, Per Ioannem Aluisium De Varisio Mediolanemsem, 1499.

    Physical description: Folio (30 cm). 268 pages, including cover. Half-bound binding leather embossed on wood.

    Conservation: Good condition, respect sheet and he sheet paged "a ii" with restorations and reintegration of paper without loss of text, moisture marks in the upper corner that are more pronounced on the last and first sheets. In general, clean and strong paper. Good specimen. Completely reviewed.

    Notes: Excellent specimen of this Venetian incunabulum. Plinius' work Natural History consists of thirty-seven books. The first contains the general index of the work and gives news about many writers studied. Books II-VII deal with geography, astronomy and anthropology. Books VIII-XI: zoology. Books XII-XIX: botany. Books XX-XXVII: plant medicine. Books XXVIII-XXXII: animal medicine, that is, on everything that can be obtained as useful means from animals and plants. Books XXXIII-XXXVII: mineralogy, and, especially, on everything concerning the uses of human living and the plastic arts. A true encyclopedia, Plinius Secundus defined it as a very extensive and erudite work, and as varied as nature. The material was obtained from the reading of about two thousand volumes, and about five hundred writers, including Greek and Latin, are cited.

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    Product type
    Book
    Author
    GAIUS PLINIUS SECUNDUS
    Year
    1499
    Place
    Venice
    Printing / Plublisher
    Per Ioannem Aluisium De Varisio Mediolanemsem
    Condition
    Good condition
    Binding
    Half-bound binding