Le Grand Proprietaire De Toutes Choses Tresutile Et Profitable Pour Tenir Le Corps Humain En Santé. Contenant Plusieurs Diverses Maladies Et Dont IL Procedent, Et Aussi Les Remedes Preservatez. Avec Les Proprietez Du Ciel, De La Terre, Des Bestes, Des Oyseaulx, Des Pierres Et ...

By: Bartholomeus Anglicus; Corbichon, Jean, editor

Price: $3,800.00

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


The popular French edition of this important medieval encyclopedia. A small folio. 230 ff. Printers device on title and 21 charming woodcuts of birds, animals, trees etc, including one of a surgical operation, woodcut initials, 2 columns. Extremely scarce in commerce and not easy to find in libraries, either. Condition is good antiquarian. Modern cream cloth boards with normal shelf wear, what appears to be an older leather spine label. Interior end pages renewed with the book plate of Eric Gerald Stanley, the great Oxonian medieval scholar. Title page is remounted and repaired with some losses, including to text, some old ownership marks. The first few pages are remounted or repaired at the gutter, some dampstains mostly in the margins except at the back where the last 30 leaves show tide marks, occasional worming sometimes affecting text, paper trimmed occasionally affecting headers, text is otherwise clean, binding is sound. A nice copy of a quite scarce book. Bartholomaeus was also known as Bartholomew the Englishman or Bertholomew de Glanville. Born in Suffolk, England, he was an English friar who studied the natural sciences and theology at Oxford University, under the direction of Robert Grosseteste. Bartholomaeus went on to the University of Paris, where he taught theology. In 1224 or 1225, with fellow theology professor Haymo of Faversham, he joined the newly organized Franciscan order in Paris. Bartholomeus's encyclopedic work, translated here into French for the first time, focused on the knowledge of all sciences of his time. It consists of 19 books organizing the subjects of astronomy, botany, chronology, geography, medicine, mineralogy, philosophy, theology and zoology. It is considered by many to be the first important encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. De proprietaribus rerum was the first to combine the works of Arabian, Greek and Jewish physicians and naturalists into one reference work. Bartholomaeus cited the works of Aristotle, Isaac Medicus, Hippocrates, Theophrastus and the Arabian, Haly. It provides an understanding of numerous aspects of life in twelfth and thirteenth century Europe and was used for centuries as a reference by scholars and writers such as Shakespeare. Includes recipes for various medical remedies, along with treatments for the plague. " The virtues of artificial waters and herbs; Birth of men and women according to the twelve signs. And several receptors against any disease; Ditto a very useful remedy against pestilent fever and another manner of depydimia approved by several doctors in medicine." ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 460 pages

Title: Le Grand Proprietaire De Toutes Choses Tresutile Et Profitable Pour Tenir Le Corps Humain En Santé. Contenant Plusieurs Diverses Maladies Et Dont IL Procedent, Et Aussi Les Remedes Preservatez. Avec Les Proprietez Du Ciel, De La Terre, Des Bestes, Des Oyseaulx, Des Pierres Et ...

Author Name: Bartholomeus Anglicus; Corbichon, Jean, editor

Categories: Natural History, Medieval Studies, Language - French, Illustrated Books, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Publisher: Paris, Charles L'Angelier: 1556

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10627

Keywords: Woodcut Natural Sciences Medicine Pharmacopia Encyclopedias Medieval Knowledge Metallurgy Metals Dyes,