Scholia, idest, brevis sed erudita atque utilis interpretatio in IIII. libros Aristotelis De Partibus Animalium.

(Aristotle.) Michael of Ephesus.

Scholia, idest, brevis sed erudita atque utilis interpretatio in IIII. libros Aristotelis De Partibus Animalium.

Dominico Monthesauro Veronensi interprete. Nunc primmùm in lucem edita.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut vignette to title-page, woodcut initials, Roman and italic letter, pp. 325, [15, including final blank], 8vo, contemporary limp vellum, title inked (twice) to spine, minor staining, tiny hole in spine, inscription to title-page of the convent of Santa Maria Inviolata, Riva del Garda, good

Publication Details: Basle: Peter Perna, 1559

Notes: First edition of a commentary by the important 12th-century Byzantine scholar Michael of Ephesus, on Aristotle's work 'On the parts of animals'. Michael was one of the principal Aristotelian scholars in a group organized in Constantinople by the Empress Anna Comnena. They represented an eastern Christian tradition of philosophical study that continued after the fall of Alexandria, its centre, to Arab conquerors in 642. Michael finished his commentaries in or after 1138. The present work was translated into Latin for by Domenico Montesauro, a physician of Verona. Michael's work is followed (201...more

Bibliography: (VD16 M 5134; USTC 604075; OCLC locates copies outside continental Europe at Oxford, Cambridge, British Library and Stanford)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1559

Stock Number: 59301

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