2 December 2010
[LYCOSTHENES, Conrad (Conrad Wolffhart, 1518-61). Prodigiorum ac ostentorum chronicon. Quae praeter naturae ordinem, motum, et operationem, et in superioribus & his inferioribus mundi regionibus ... acciderunt.] Basel: Henricus Petri, 1557.
2o (284 x 193 mm). More than 1000 woodcut illustrations and repeats, several by H.R. Manuel Deutsch and David Kandel, woodcut printer's device on verso of last leaf (lacks title and 15 leaves, some mostly marginal staining, browning at end). 18th-century half calf gilt (some rubbing, 3 old paper labels on spine).
FIRST EDITION of an exhaustive anthology of monsters, prodigies and portents, copiously illustrated. Adams W-250; Durling, NLM, 2878; Wellcome I, 3917; Zinner, Geschichte und Bibliographie der Astronomischen Literatur 2177.
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