AELIANUS, Claudius. Opera, quae extant, omnia. In Greek and Latin. Zurich: Andreas and Hans Jacob Gessner, . 2° (316 x 208mm). Title with woodcut printer’s device, device repeated on Ii6 v and verso of final leaf, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, one double-page, historiated woodcut initials. (Title and verso of final leaf a little soiled, small marginal wormhole in title and following 5 leaves, light waterstaining in upper margin at beginning, lightly browned and quite spotted.) Contemporary vellum gilt, double fillets with floral cornerpieces, coat-of-arms in centre (gilt faded, lightly soiled, a little rubbed, lacking ties, new endpapers). Provenance: Haranburu-Aituna, Alegia (stamp on title) – erased stamp below.
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. 'The first critical edition of Aelianus' works, containing his "De animalium natura libri XVII" and the "Epistolae rusticae" ascribed to him ... contains also two works by Aelianus Tacticus, an author of works on military topics who was then thought to be the same person as Claudius Aelianus' (Wellisch). Adams A-219; Brunet I, 61; Graesse I, 23; Index Aureliensis I, 23; VD online 16, A322; Wellisch Gessner, 42.1.