Guillaume Rondelet - L'Histoire entière des Poissons - 1558

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Guillaume Rondelet - L'Histoire entière des Poissons - 1558
zoología - Cantidad: 1 - Libro

The first edition of the French translation of the most complete ichthyological catalogue of its time, probably by Laurent Joubert, Rondelet's pupil, is much more highly regarded than the original edition in Latin, which was printed on the presses of the same printer in Lyon in 1554-1555, although both editions are, according to Brunet, "equally remarkable for the fine execution of the woodcuts". The illustration includes a portrait of the author set in a scrolled frame attributed to Pierre Eskrich, repeated at the start of the second part, and about 420 lovely woodcut figures of aquatic animals, sea and freshwater fish, crustaceans, shellfish, amphibians and zoophytes, whose fine composition Baudrier attributed to the Italian Giorgio Reverdi. The choice of typographic material and ornaments places the work among the most beautiful books of the printing industry in Lyon at the time of humanism. The title pages are adorned with the mark of Macé Bonhomme (Silvestre, No. 209). A pioneer of ichthyology, a distinguished physician and friend of Rabelais, Guillaume Rondelet (1507-1566) was a native of Montpellier. In lovely overall condition, very fresh, no leaves in front of the title page, some small stains on the top and side of the leaves but not affecting the text, some notes in pencil, title on the spine in gold. A superb work.

Detalles del lote
Objeto
Libro
Número de libros
1
Tema
zoología
Autor/ Ilustrador
Guillaume Rondelet
Título del libro
L'Histoire entière des Poissons
Estado
Bien Conservada BC
Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
1558
Edición
Primera edición
Idioma
Francés
Lengua original
No
Editorial
Macé Bonhomme à Lyon
Encuadernación
Vitela
Número de páginas
599
Dimensiones
29×20 cm
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