Aristotle’s Book Of Problems, With Other Astronomers, Astrologers, Physicians, And Philosophers..
Bound in recent half mottled morocco over marbled boards with new endpapers; spine in compartments with raised bands and gilt lines, gilt title. A well used copy with light foxing.
Printed, and sold by the Booksellers,
Where are contained divers questions and answers, touching the state of man's body. together with the reasons of divers wonders in the creation: the generation of birds, beasts, fishes, and insects; and many other problems on the most weighty matters: by way of question and answer. the thirtieth edition
18mo. 3.5 x 5.75 inches. 166 pp.
A title, with a traditional attribution to Aristotle, but not in fact by him, first published in translation in 1595, although ESTC records no copies earlier than the twentieth fifth edition of c. 1710. This copy does not include the often separately published Aristotle's Last Legacy. Antonius Zimaras, author of the second section, was active in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. This work, written in the form of a catechism, is in essence a medical manual with a particular emphasis on sexual matters ('Of carnal copulation') and this may explain the somewhat furtive manner of its publication with no named publisher. Certainly it must have filled a need, being published in over thirty editions throughout the century.
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