Alberto Magno - De Animalibus Libri XXVI - 1651

Alberto Magno - De Animalibus Libri XXVI - 1651
Bindings, Biology, Philosophy, Science (general) - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition - Book

Large folio of the famous “Trattato sugli Animali in XXVI libri”, first published in Venice by Ottaviano Scoto in 1519. Complete in the (6th) volume, taken from the Codex Fiesolano - De animalibus (c. 1450-1500, cod. fiesolano 67, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana).

Tratta la fisiologia degli Animali:
Della memoria, del sonno e della veglia
Del comportamento degli animali
Della giovinezza e la vecchiaia, lo spirito e il respiro, morte e vita, nutrizione e nutrienti.
Della natura e origine della vita, della comprensione intellettuale e intelligibile, della natura del terreno.
Dei vegetali e delle piante
Lo specchio astronomico

"Are there many worlds or is there only one world? This is one of the noblest and most visionary questions, in the study of Nature."
Albertus Magnus

Albertus Magnus was known for his contributions to philosophy and natural sciences such as mathematics, astronomy and metaphysics. His work collects the totality of European knowledge of the thirteenth century, in particular in the combination of Aristotelian knowledge with Christian doctrine.

This 1651 Lyon edition was edited by Pierre Jammy, the best-known scholar and exegete of Albertus Magnus.

Full leather binding with embossed plates and spine with 5 raised bands with gold titles and golden fleurons. Embossed plates: concentric frames with floral decorations. Crisp interior with clear pages and bright inks. Animated title page with motto: "Alium Haec Concordia Monstrat Amorem"
Complete with all pages; Pp. [18], 684, [2].

Albertus Magnus of Bollstädt, Doctor Universalis, also known as Albert the Great or Albert of Cologne (Lauingen, 1206– Cologne, 1280), German writer and philosopher.
He is considered the greatest German philosopher of the Middle Ages, both for his great erudition and for his commitment to keeping the philosophical and theological sphere distinct.
Among the disciplines of which he has been a great scholar are logic, physics, astronomy, biology, mineralogy, chemistry, as well as philosophical disciplines.
He allowed the West, as Severino Boezio and Giacomo da Venezia also did, to penetrate Aristotle's texts. He was also the teacher of Thomas Aquinas. The Catholic Church venerates him as the patron saint of scientists and doctor of the Church.

Full title:
Beati Alberti Magni, ratisbonensis episcopi
ordinis praedicatorvm,
NUNC PRIMUM in Lucem prodeunt
sacræ Theologiæ Doctoris Conuentus Gratianopolitani eiusdem Ordinis
Eiusdem Ord Magiftris Generalibus
LVGDVNI Sumptibus Claudi Prost, Petri & Claudii Rigaud frat, Hieronymi Delagarde, Ioan Ant. Huguetan, 1651

Lot details
Number of Books
Bindings, Biology, Philosophy, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Alberto Magno
Book Title
De Animalibus Libri XXVI
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Sumptibus Claudi Prost, Petri & Claudii Rigaud frat, Hieronymi Delagarde, Ioan Ant. Huguetan, 1651
Binding/ Material
Limited edition
Number of pages
392×253 mm
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