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.
Item ID 8901
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