The Nature of Man.

Nemesius (Bishop of Emesa [now Homs])

The Nature of Man.

A learned and usefull tract written in Greek by Nemesius, surnamed the philosopher; sometime Bishop of a city in Phoenicia, and one of the most ancient Fathers of the Church. Englished, and divided into sections, with briefs of their principall contents by Geo: Wither.

Description: title printed in red and black, without the initial blank, pp. [xlii], 661, 12mo, contemporary calf, sometime (?19th century) rebacked, black lettering piece, spine cracked down centre, upper joint cracked but binding firm, good

Publication Details: Printed by M[yles] F[lesher] for Henry Taunton, 1636

Notes: First edition, first issue, of the poet George Wither's translation, the first translation into English. Wither dedicated the translation to John Selden. The Nature of Man is primarily a theological work (and it is this which interested Wither), but also, importantly, is concerned with the 'interpretation of Greek scientific knowledge of the human body from the standpoint of Christian doctrine ... According to Nemesius' doctrine, all sensory perceptions were received in the anterior - now called lateral - ventricles of the brain ... The middle or, as it is now called, third ventricle was the r...more

Bibliography: (ESTC S113134; Pforzheimer 1085)

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Price: £950

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1636

Stock Number: 53314

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