1665 Rare Latin Book - Unicorn, Griffin, Dragon, Basilisk - Franz's HISTORIA ANIMALIUM
Author : Wolfango Franzio (Franz, Wolfgang).
Title : Historia animalium, in qua plerorumque animalium praecipuae proprietates in gratiam studiosorum theologiae, & ministrorum verbi ad usum eikonologikon breviter accommodantur.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Amstelaedami, Joannem Ravesteinium, 1665
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : [44 including engraved title-page], 779,  pages
Binding : Attractive and very good full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn) under a protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, rare staining and foxing).
Illustration: Including a nice illustrated title page including various types of animals in an idyllic setting.
Estimate : (USD 750 - USD 950)
The book : A rare and uncommon 17th century Zoological work - Franz's Animalium provides information to preachers who sought to use parallels of wildlife and animals in their sermons. Franz's animalium includes Unicorn, Griffin, Dragon, Basilisk an more common animals as the elephant, the rhinoceros, the crocodile and the chameleon...
The author : Wolfgang Franz (also: Frantz, Franzius, October 1564 in Plauen, † October 26, 1628 in Wittenberg) was a German Lutheran theologian.
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1665 Rare Latin Book - Unicorn, Griffin, Dragon, Basilisk - Franz's HISTORIA ANIMALIUM Price List