Physicorum Aristotelis books
Lugduni - 1564 -
Apud Antonium Gryphium
17 x 12 cm.
Important and rare collection of 13 philosophical-scientific texts by ARISTOTELE in Latin translation published by Gryphium.
On the back of the title page there is a catalog of the publisher which lists the first ones
2 texts from this collection as translated by
John Argyropoulos (1486) and the remaining 11 texts translated by Franciscus Vatablus (1547).
The following are listed in order of exposure:
1- Physicorum Aristotelis, seu de Naturali ascultatione, libri octo.
2-De Coelo, quatuor books.
- Ioan. Argyropylo Byzantio interpreter.
3-De generatione & Corruptione libri duo.
4-Meteorologicorum libri quatuor.
5-De Anima libri tres.
6-De Sensu & Sensili.
7-De memoria & Reminiscentia.
8-De Somno & Vigilia.
10-De Divinatione in somno.
11-De Longitudine & breuitate vitae.
12-De Iuventute & Senectute, & Vita & Morte.
- Francisco Vatablo interpreter -
Beautiful binding, strictly coeval, in soft parchment, with traces of closing laces and back with two nerves with completely discolored manuscript.
There is a stain (ink) on the rear plate (see photo).
Generally well preserved cards.
Some interesting scientific illustrations in the text, corresponding to the work:
“Meteorologicorum libri quatuor”.
There is a small lack of paper on the last 5 cards, in correspondence
of the upper external corner (see photo),
involving the text only in the last 2
cards, with very few missing letters.
However, the text is perfectly searchable.
Ancient handwritten initials of provenance on the title page.
Absent the looks.
Some slight gore of humidity and browning.
Good general conservation of the work.