ALDROVANDI (ULISSE) Monstrorum historia. Cum paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium Bartholomaeus Ambtosinus ... volumen composuit, 2 parts in one vol., FIRST EDITION, 1642
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ALDROVANDI (ULISSE)
Monstrorum historia. Cum paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium Bartholomaeus Ambrosinus ... volumen composuit, 2 parts in one vol., first edition, Bologna, N. Tebaldini, 1642
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ALDROVANDI (ULISSE) Monstrorum historia. Cum paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium Bartholomaeus Ambtosinus ... volumen composuit, 2 parts in one vol., FIRST EDITION, 1642
ALDROVANDI (ULISSE)
Monstrorum historia. Cum paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium Bartholomaeus Ambrosinus ... volumen composuit, 2 parts in one vol., first edition, engraved decorative title by G.B. Coriolano, numerous fine woodcuts in the text (many full-page), without final blank, ecclesiastical ownership inscription (1655) on title, 'Fideicommisbibliothek zu Laybach' bookplate, bound in a fifteenth century manuscript on vellum over later boards, with illuminated initial on each side, green silk ties [Garrison-Morton 534.53; Heirs of Hippocrates 330; Krivatsy 187; Nissen ZBI 74], folio (348 x 230mm.), Bologna, N. Tebaldini, 1642

Footnotes

  • GOOD CLEAN COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF ALDROVANDI'S BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED MONSTRORUM HISTORIA. Aldrovandi assmembled a large collection of specimens and notes on monsters. "Valuable case descriptions are mingled with fictitious ones, including specimens of false chimeras apparently created to please Aldrovandi's patrons" (Garrison-Morton).
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