De Arte Gymnastica Libri Sex, in quibus exercitationum omnium vetustarum genera, loca, modi, faculates, & quidquid denique ad corporis humani exercitationes pertinet, diligenter explicatur.

MERCURIALE, Girolamo [MERCURIALIS, Hieronymi].

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Place Published: Venice
Publisher: Apud Iuntas [Giuntas]
Date Published: 1601

Description: Printer's device on title page and colophon. Illustrated with 25 fine full-page woodcuts plus 1 in-text figure, depicting bathing, dining, boxing, discus throwing, weight lifting, balancing, etc. [16], 326, [2], [26]pp. Numerous errors in pagination. Large 8vo, bound in contemporary calf with gilt- decorated spine (well worn, especially at spine and joints; some light occasional dampstaining, one plate with closed tear; some old ink marginalia). Venetiis: Apud Iuntas [Giuntas], 1601. Fourth edition. Text in Latin with occasional Greek. Very good.

Comments: The fourth edition of the first illustrated book on gymnastics. The first edition, published in 1569, was not illustrated. Garrison- Morton 1986.1; Brunet III 1646; Heirs of Hippocrates 223; Adams M1320; Wellcome I 4224; Graesse IV 495.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Language: Latin; Greek
Type: Books

Book ID: 159869

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