Cologne: De L'imprimerie Jacob Stoer, 1625. Hardcover. 8vo (super). Very Good / No Jacket. Item #001315
Two volumes in one. Place of publication stamped out, with "Geneue" stamped below printer. On second title page, no placeof publication, but "Geneue" stamped in place. Bound in full vellum with red leather spine label, slightly raised bands. Text in French. Vol. I:  533 p.p., plus table [219 p.p., unpaginated]; Vol. II:  624 p.p. plus table [142 p.p. unpaginated]. Early doodles to front and rear boards. Vellum chipped to bottom corners with bruising to corners and spine ends. Doodles also to f.f.e. and fly leaves, with early ownership signature on title page of Vol. I. Light sporadic stains and smudges to pages. Some pages trimmed, with sporadic tears to edges and margins throughout. Noticeably on p. 103 (partially affecting text), and bottom corner of p. 441 in Vol. I, and in Vol. II small tear to p. 83 (partially affecting text), head of 167 and p. 361. Otherwise in very good condition. These two books on Pliny's Natural History encompasses a wide variety of subjects including physical geography, place names throughout Europe and the world, natural history of flowers, herbs, the medicinal properties of animals, as well as a chapter on the origin of the magical arts. Antoine Pinet (1510-1584) was a renaissance writer who translated many works from Latin into French.