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

Title Conrad Gessner's private library / by Urs B. Leu, Raffael Keller and Sandra Weidmann
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2008]


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 Zürich -- 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 English
Description based on online resource, title from digital title page (viewed on March 15, 2024)
Subject Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 -- Library -- Catalogs
Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 -- Books and reading
Gesner, Konrad, 1516-1565
Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565
Gesner, Conrad -- Bibliothek -- Katalog.
Private libraries -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs
Early printed books -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Bibliography -- Catalogs
Manuscripts -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs
Libraries -- Switzerland -- History -- 16th century
Libraries -- Switzerland -- History -- 1400-1600
Bibliographies as Topic
History, 16th Century
Libraries -- history
Manuscripts as Topic
Physicians -- history
libraries (buildings)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Archives & Special Libraries.
Books and reading
Early printed books
Private libraries
Particuliere bibliotheken.
Switzerland -- Zurich
Genre/Form catalogs (documents)
Form Electronic book
Author Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565.
Keller, Raffael, author.
Weidmann, Sandra, author.
ISBN 9789047433507