Epitome Naturalis Scientiæ. Daniel SENNERT.
Epitome Naturalis Scientiæ.
Epitome Naturalis Scientiæ.

Epitome Naturalis Scientiæ.

Oxoniæ [Oxford]: Iohannes [John] Lichfield Impensis Henrici [Henry] Cripps, 1632. "Editio Tertia", (xvi), 422, 443-632, (22) pp, the final leaf being a blank. Folding plate, creased but sound, light marginal browning to early leaves, with the paste downs unstuck from the boards revealing at the front part of a leaf from a mid-16th century Paris edition of Aristotle's "De Ortu & Interitu" that was used by the binder. Contemporary calf with three blind stamped rules to covers, some superficial loss, slight wear to the corners. A German physician and chemist, Sennert is best known for his contributions to early atomic theory, predating the experiments of scientists such as Robert Boyle. This general work on the natural sciences includes chapters on mineralogy, botany, cosmology and the human body. Styled "third edition", this is actually the first printing in Britain of this work, originally published in Wittenberg in 1618. STC 22231. Item #29350

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