Swann's November 12 auction of Early Printed, Medical & Scientific Books features religious texts, early manuscripts and illuminated works, incunabula, scientific treatises, philosophical classics and more. Among these is Edward Topsell's The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes, bound with The Historie of Serpents, pictured below, profusely illustrated with woodcuts of animals. Other items in the sale reflect nearly 1000 years of human scholarship on wide-ranging topics: from astronomy and mathematics to boa constrictors and corsetry. Read more about highlights from this sale.
|Edward Topsell, The Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes, with The Historie of Serpents, London, 1607 & 1608. |
Estimate $3,000 to $5,000. At auction November 12, 2013.
Labels: 17th-century, biology, Early Printed Books, Edward Topsell, science, Scientific and Medical Books