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Johann SCHEFFER De Re vehiculari veterum libri duo

Johann SCHEFFER

De Re vehiculari veterum libri duo

Ex Officina Zunneriana typis Johannis Andreae, Francofurti (Francfort) 1671, in-4 (21,4x17,5), (6)286pp. et 422pp., deux parties reliées en un volume.


Rare first edition illustrated with 38 wood in the text and 4 figures engraved on copper mid-page (one repeated). A beautiful frontispiece Hoos.) Brunet, 29030. Half calf flat spine decorated in small corners. Green part of title, florets and nets waves. Binding late eighteenth century. 2/3 of the book have text browned, often strongly. The second part has no title page. John Scheffer (1621-1679) was born in Strasbourg, he was welcomed in Sweden by Queen Christina and appointed librarian of the academy and still got the protection of the queen chair of eloquence and public law at the University Upsala. He also wrote a history of Lapland. De re vehiculi is one of the most scholarly, on a matter which was not often studied, transportation in antiquity. This is the most comprehensive book on this subject. Brunet 29030. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

800 €

Réf : 07874

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