1826 Pliny the Elder Natural History Astronomy Magic Miracles Gemology Delphini

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“The only certainty is that nothing is certain”

– Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, book II 

 

Pliny the Elder was one of the most important 1st-century Roman authors who is remembered for his encyclopedic work ‘Naturalis Historia’ which would become the model for encyclopedias. ‘Natural History’ is oft thought to the be single largest work surviving the Roman Empire and covers a vast field of knowledge including astronomy, meteorology, geography, zoology, botany, agriculture, medicine, as well as magic, alchemy and gemology.

 

Pliny also notes some miraculous events in this book including floating islands on Lake Vadimo and gives special attention to magic, declaring that magic originated out of medicine and should have flourished alongside the developments in medicine.

 

This 12-volume edition of Pliny is from the series ‘Scriptores latini in usum Delphini.’. It is without question the most valuable and desirable set from the Delphin series. The final volume of this set features 18 charming illustrations of coins and medallions.

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1826 Pliny the Elder Natural History Astronomy Magic Miracles Gemology Delphini

 

“The only certainty is that nothing is certain”

– Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, book II 

 

Pliny the Elder was one of the most important 1st-century Roman authors who is remembered for his encyclopedic work ‘Naturalis Historia’ which would become the model for encyclopedias. ‘Natural History’ is oft thought to the be single largest work surviving the Roman Empire and covers a vast field of knowledge including astronomy, meteorology, geography, zoology, botany, agriculture, medicine, as well as magic, alchemy and gemology.

 

Pliny also notes some miraculous events in this book including floating islands on Lake Vadimo and gives special attention to magic, declaring that magic originated out of medicine and should have flourished alongside the developments in medicine.

 

This 12-volume edition of Pliny is from the series ‘Scriptores latini in usum Delphini.’. It is without question the most valuable and desirable set from the Delphin series. The final volume of this set features 18 charming illustrations of coins and medallions.

 

Item number: #6658

Price: $750

LUCRETIUS, Titus.

 

  1. Plinii Secundi Naturalis Historiæ Libri XXXVII., ex editione Gabrielis Brotier, cum notis et interpretatione in usum Delphini

Londini: curante et imprimente A.J. Valpy, 1826.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 12 volumes

o   18 full-page engravings at the end of index volume

  • Provenance: Armorial Emboss

o   SIGILL W.W. BARONIS GRENVILLE CANCELLARII ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS

o   William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, PC, PC (Ire), FRS (1759-1834), was a British Pittite Tory and politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1806 to 1807, though he was a supporter of the British Whig Party for the duration of the Napoleonic Wars.

o   Grenville served as Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1810 until his death in 1834.

  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~8.75in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm)

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Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Esoteric & Occult

Literature

Authors

LUCRETIUS, Titus.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete