Pline l'Ancien - Histoire du monde de C. Pline Second - 1562

Pline l'Ancien - Histoire du monde de C. Pline Second - 1562
Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Natural History, Science (general) - Quantity: 2 - Book

PLINE L'ANCIEN, Gaius Plinius Secundus || DU PINET DE NOROY, Antoine
Histoire du monde de C. Pline Second, collationnee corrigee sur plusieurs vieux exemplaires latins, enrichie d'annotations en marge servans à la conference declaration des anciens modernes noms des villes, regions, simples, autres termes obscurs comprins en icelle. A quoy a esté adjousté un traité des pois mesures antiques, reduites à la françoise. Avec une table fort ample des noms matieres contenuës en ceste histoire : une autre petite table servant à certaines observations, remarquees apres l'impression de ce tome. Le tout fait mis en françois par Antoine du Pinet seigneur de Noroy.
Claude Senneton, Lyon, 1562. Two volumes in one binding. Binding from the 18th century. It has a recently renewed spine and flyleaves. Volume I: (16) - xxxi - 678 - (4) - (156) pp. Volume II: (32) - 745 - (4) - (104) pp. The title page is reinforced, minor water stains throughout. An alinea ‘de l'ame et des esprits’ crossed out and an alternative text placed opposite it on separately placed page., see photos Otherwise in good condition.
First edition in French of the complete text of the natural history by Pliny. The translation by Antoine du Pinet instantly raised attention for its quality and erudition. Pliny’s text forms the first large universal encyclopedia. All scientific topics are discussed, such as botany, zoology and geography, and also mathematics, physics and astronomy.

Lot details
Number of Books
Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Natural History, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Pline l'Ancien
Book Title
Histoire du monde de C. Pline Second
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Claude Senneton
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
35×25 cm
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