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Author Leu, Urs B. (Urs Bernhard), 1961-

Title Conrad Gessner's private library / by Urs B. Leu, Raffael Keller and Sandra Weidmann
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 310 pages, 20 pages of plates) : illustrations
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; v. 5
History of science and medicine library ; v. 5. 1872-0684
Contents Libraries in 16th-century Z├╝rich -- The history of Gessner's library -- The contents of the library -- Catalogue -- List A. Lost books -- List B. Lost and extant manuscripts
Summary The Swiss physician and polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) was one of the most prominent scientists of the early modern period and wrote numerous important works. During the last two decades were discovered nearly 400 titles from his private library. They give an interesting insight into his interests and his sources. This present book contains not only an introduction and a catalogue of these books, but also inventories of the lost works as well as the still extant and lost manuscripts possessed by Gessner. They open the door to Gessner's study and to the intellectual world of a fascinating
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 -- Books and reading.
Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 -- Library -- Catalogs.
Early printed books -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.
Libraries -- Switzerland -- History -- 16th century.
Manuscripts -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs.
Private libraries -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs.
History, 16th Century.
Libraries -- history.
Bibliography as Topic.
Manuscripts as Topic.
Physicians -- history.
Genre/Form Catalog.
Form Electronic book
Author Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565.
Keller, Raffael.
Weidmann, Sandra.
LC no. 2008014061
ISBN 1283060957
9047433505 (electronic bk.)
9789047433507 (electronic bk.)