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Schlangenbüch… De scorpione : Kurtze beschreybung deß Scorpions, aiß deß

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Schlangenbüch… De scorpione : Kurtze beschreybung deß Scorpions, aiß deß

by GESSNER, Conrad

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1589 1ed SCORPIONS Conrad Gessner Schlangenbuch Dragons Monsters Reptiles

Scorpions… Monsters!... DRAGONS!!

Conrad Gessner was an iconic 16th-century scholar who is best remembered for his early treatises on animal science. While other 16th-century works of natural science existed in this era, few were written to expose the reality and existence of dragons! Gessner's "Schlangenbuch" is one of the earliest and certainly the best works describing reptiles as a whole. The term 'dragon' was used to describe any sort of snake, scorpion, or slithering reptile.

First published in 1587, 'Schlangenbuch' was a comprehensive guide to dragons and the myths and folktales that were associated with such reptiles. This section of the work is focused primarily on the scorpion, complete with one of the earliest printed woodcuts of the scorpion!

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GESSNER, Conrad

Schlangenbüch… De scorpione : Kurtze beschreybung deß Scorpions, aiß deß

Zürich : Froschow, 1589. First German edition.


Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o [2], LXIII-LXXII (11 double-sided leaves)

· References: USTC 692330

· Language: German

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~13.75in X 8.75in (34.5cm x 22cm)

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
16404
Title
Schlangenbüch… De scorpione : Kurtze beschreybung deß Scorpions, aiß deß
Author
GESSNER, Conrad
Format/binding
Leather; tight and secure
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Froschow
Place of Publication
Zürich
Date Published
1589
Keywords
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