12mo, pp. , 3-638, , with engraved title; bound without A1; lightly toned, a few corners dust-stained, short tears and repairs to gutter of title and engraved title (insignificantly affecting text); contemporary vellum over boards, spine lettered in ink, sewn on 3 vellum thongs laced in; dust-stained with a few chips at extremities, upper board reattached with modern endpapers; contemporary ownership inscription to engraved title of Johannes Stiernkiet, acquisition note to rear free endpaper ‘Empt. Amst. 1662, L. Coughen'.
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Animalium historia sacra, in qua plerorumque animalium praecipuae proprietates in gratiam studiosorum theologiae & ministrorum Verbi ad usum εικονολογικον breviter accomodantur ... iam denuo emendatius & correctius edita, triplici indice, scilicet capitum, rerum, & locorum e Scriptura, nec non adagiorum aucta editio quinta.
First Jansson edition (fifth overall). First published in Wittenberg in 1612, the Animalium historia sacra is the most successful work of the Lutheran theologian Wolfgang Franz (1564 – 1628), providing a careful study of the creatures appearing in the Bible, both real and mythical.
USTC 1013782; STCN 08786410X.
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