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[Early Printing] [Aristotle]
Group of 4 Works by Aristotle

1. [Scaligero, Julio Caesare]
Historia de animalibus...
Tolosae: Apud Dominicum & Petrum Bosc., 1619. First Scaligero edition. Folio. (xxxii), 1,248, (20) (index), (4) pp. Illustrated with an engraved vignette title-page, small in-text woodcut illustrations, and numerous woodcut initials throughout. Contemporary bevelled wooden boards, with brown vellum and endpapers sometime replaced, scattered edge-wear; front and rear endpapers worn and repaired; title-page repaired and laid down, old ownership signature at bottom of same; gutter worn at front; scattered light to moderate dampstaining to text; moderate dampstaining in gutter of pp. 773-785, and 991-1015; some repairs along edges in index at rear; colophon repaired along gutter; scattered ownership signatures throughout, primarily in margins.

2. Logica Aristotelis ex tertia recognitione...
Parisiis: Petri Vidouei, 1531. Folio. ff. 271. Illustrated with a woodcut vignette-border title-page, numerous in-text woodcut diagrams, and woodcut initials. Full contemporary limp vellum, title in ink on spine, three (of four) ties intact; all edges trimmed; dampstaining and soiling to front and rear endpapers; ownership signature of philosopher Allan Gotthelf on front free endpaper; edges of title-page repaired; dampstaining at bottom corner of pp. I-XXXIII, and in gutter of pp. CXXIX-CCXI; extensive early marginalia throughout.

3. Aristoteles de animalibus...
(Venetiis: Octaviani Scoticiuis, 1525). Folio. ff. (viii), 133, (1 blank), 45. Illustrated with woodcut initials. Full contemporary limp vellum, remnants of later spine present, spine ends worn, scattered soiling to front and rear boards, extremities moderately worn; first gathering sprung; front and rear hinges worn; front and rear paste-downs dampstained; scattered minor foxing to text; according to old note laid in another work was removed from the rear of the binding. Book-plate of "Harvard College Library from the Constantius Fund" (with deaccession ink stamp) on front paste-down; Harvard library ink stamp at head of title-page verso.

4. [Gaza, Theodoro]
Aristotelis de historia animalium libri. ix. Theodoro Gaza interprete.
Parisiis: Ex officina Prigentii Caluarini ad Geminas Cyppas in Clauso Brunello, 1542. 8vo. ff. 180, 7, (1 blank). Full brown calf, stamped in black, recased with original front and rear board calf laid down; edges stained red; bottom edge of text lightly dampstained; scattered marginalia. Bound with: De partibus animalium, & earu causis, libri IIII... Same imprint as above. ff. 80. Scattered dampstaining in margins. Bound with: De generatione animalium libri V... Same imprint as above. ff. 94, 2. Dampstaining along bottom edges of text, and at bottom corners. Bound with: Hoc volumine continentur...Petro Alcyonio interprete. Same imprint as above. ff. 23. Dampstaining along bottom edges of text, and at bottom corner.

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1. [Scaligero, Julio Caesare]
Historia de animalibus...
Tolosae: Apud Dominicum & Petrum Bosc., 1619. First Scaligero edition. Folio. (xxxii), 1,248, (20) (index), (4) pp. Illustrated with an engraved vignette title-page, small in-text woodcut illustrations, and numerous woodcut initials throughout. Contemporary bevelled wooden boards, with brown vellum and endpapers sometime replaced, scattered edge-wear; front and rear endpapers worn and repaired; title-page repaired and laid down, old ownership signature at bottom of same; gutter worn at front; scattered light to moderate dampstaining to text; moderate dampstaining in gutter of pp. 773-785, and 991-1015; some repairs along edges in index at rear; colophon repaired along gutter; scattered ownership signatures throughout, primarily in margins.

2. Logica Aristotelis ex tertia recognitione...
Parisiis: Petri Vidouei, 1531. Folio. ff. 271. Illustrated with a woodcut vignette-border title-page, numerous in-text woodcut diagrams, and woodcut initials. Full contemporary limp vellum, title in ink on spine, three (of four) ties intact; all edges trimmed; dampstaining and soiling to front and rear endpapers; ownership signature of philosopher Allan Gotthelf on front free endpaper; edges of title-page repaired; dampstaining at bottom corner of pp. I-XXXIII, and in gutter of pp. CXXIX-CCXI; extensive early marginalia throughout.

3. Aristoteles de animalibus...
(Venetiis: Octaviani Scoticiuis, 1525). Folio. ff. (viii), 133, (1 blank), 45. Illustrated with woodcut initials. Full contemporary limp vellum, remnants of later spine present, spine ends worn, scattered soiling to front and rear boards, extremities moderately worn; first gathering sprung; front and rear hinges worn; front and rear paste-downs dampstained; scattered minor foxing to text; according to old note laid in another work was removed from the rear of the binding. Book-plate of "Harvard College Library from the Constantius Fund" (with deaccession ink stamp) on front paste-down; Harvard library ink stamp at head of title-page verso.

4. [Gaza, Theodoro]
Aristotelis de historia animalium libri. ix. Theodoro Gaza interprete.
Parisiis: Ex officina Prigentii Caluarini ad Geminas Cyppas in Clauso Brunello, 1542. 8vo. ff. 180, 7, (1 blank). Full brown calf, stamped in black, recased with original front and rear board calf laid down; edges stained red; bottom edge of text lightly dampstained; scattered marginalia. Bound with: De partibus animalium, & earu causis, libri IIII... Same imprint as above. ff. 80. Scattered dampstaining in margins. Bound with: De generatione animalium libri V... Same imprint as above. ff. 94, 2. Dampstaining along bottom edges of text, and at bottom corners. Bound with: Hoc volumine continentur...Petro Alcyonio interprete. Same imprint as above. ff. 23. Dampstaining along bottom edges of text, and at bottom corner.

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