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Clavdii Aeliani... Opera quae extant omnia / graece latinéque e regione, partim nunc primum edita, partim multo quam antehac emendatiora in utraque lingua, cura et opera Conradi Gesneri Tigurini.

  • Aelian, active 3rd century.
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Tiguri : A. & J. Gesneros fratres, 1556.

Physical description

48 unnumbered pages, 655 pages, 28 unnumbered leaves : illustrations, diagrams ; (folio)


First collected edition.


Woodcut initials ; Greek and Latin in parallel columns.
At head of title in Greek : Ailianou ta evriskomena apanta.
Copy 1 Note: Lacks t.p. Original leather binding gilt-stamped 'Jehan le/Preudhõme' on sides, with centre-ornament. Written on a fly-leaf at the end is 'Le chevalier de Beurges, capitaine de chevallerie'.


De animalium natura libri xvii translated by P. Gilles and K. Gesner; Variae historiae libri xiiii translated by J. Vultejus. "Aeliani [Tactici] De Militaribvs Ordinibvs Institvendis" [p. 523-606] translated by F. Robortello; "Aeliani [Tactici] De Instrveniis Aciebvs" (p. 625-643) translated by T. Gaza.


  • Latin
  • Greek, Modern (1453- )

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