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C. Plinij Secundi Veronensis Historiae naturalis libri xxxvij
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C. Plinij Secundi Veronensis Historiae naturalis libri xxxvij

Title Variants

Alternative: C. Plinii Secundi Veronensis historiae naturalis libri xxxvii

Alternative: C. Plinij Secundi Ueronensis historiae naturalis libri xxxvij

Alternative: Historiae naturalis libri xxxvij

Uniform: Naturalis historia

By

Pliny, the Elder.

Benedetti, Alessandro, approximately 1450-1512
Sessa, Melchiorre, active 1506-1549

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

Impressus Venetiis summa diligentia :Per Melchiorem Sessam,anno reconciliate natiuitatis MDXIII, die XX Augusti [1513]

Notes

Imprint from colophon, which reads: Explicit. C. Plinius Secundus De naturali hystoria nunc primum diligentissime ab Alexandro Benedicto phisico recognitus, cunctisq[ue] erroribus expurgatus ...

Signatures: 2a⁸ 2b⁶ a-z⁸ &⁸ [con]⁸ Rx¹⁰ A¹⁰.

"Liber XIII ... De gummi generibus & papyro ... De generibus chartarum & quomodo chartæ fiant & de chartarum probatione & uitiis & glutino earum ... De libris Numæ": leaves LXXVIII-LXXIX; ill., leaf LXXVI.

Title page printed in red and black; decorative and pictorial initials.

Probably printed for Sessa by Agostino de Zanni (cf. STC).

Numerous errors in foliation.

Illustrations: 37 woodcut images, 8 x 9 cm., one at the beginning of every book. One woodcut image, 12 x 9 cm., on verso of leaf 2a2. For a detailed description of the illustrations see Essling.

Melchior Sessa's woodcut cat and mouse device on t.p. and orb and cross on colophon (cf. Kristeller).

BM STC Italian, 1465-1600, | p. 526

Wellcome cat. of printed books, | 5114

Sander | 5760

Essling, V. Etudes sur l'art de la gravure sur bois à Venise, | I, p. 28

Kristeller, P. Die italienischen Buchdrucker- und Verlegerzeichen bis 1525, | 295, 297

Subjects

16th century , Early works to 1800 , Illustrations , Italy , Natural history , Naturalis historia , Papyrus (The plant) , Pliny, , Pre-Linnean works , the Elder , Woodcuts

Call Number

PA6611 .A2 1513

Language

Latin

Identifiers

OCLC: 32791130

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.158705

 

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