Author Sachs von Loewenheim, P. J. Gammarologia sive gammarorum, vulgo cancrorum consideratio physico-philologico-historico-medico-chymica, in qua, praeter gammarorum lingularem naturam, indolem & multivarium usum non minus reliquorum crustatorum instituitur tractatio ad normam collegii naturae curiosum, plurimis inventis secretionibus naturae artisque locupletata.
Published 1665
Item ID 8901
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Frankfurt, Leipzig and Breslau, E. Fellgibel, 1665. Thick 8vo (15.9 x 9.3 cm). [xlii], 962, [lxxviii] pp.; engraved double-sized, folding title, ten engraved plates. Contemporary vellum with script title on the spine. Edges black. Philipp Jakob Sachs (von Lewenheimb, or Loewenheim) (1627-1676) “…was a German physician, naturalist, and editor of Ephemerides Academiae naturae curiosorum, the first ever learned journal in the field of medicine and natural history. He was a state physician in Breslau, and one of the founders of the Academia Naturae Curiosorum (Leopoldina)” (Wikipedia). This early work on crustaceans is his best-known work. First edition, with the species and genera, as well as with medical implications and applications: one plate shows a girl with a claw-foot, but the other nine plates depict crustaceans. Pictorial bookplate on front pastedown; old repair to spine top, first three plates with fore-edge cut a bit short with some minimal loss; otherwise a very good, clean copy, complete with the fine, double-sized allegorical frontispiece. Nissen ZBI, 3545. Rare early work on crustaceans