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Conrad Gessner's private library [electronic resource] / by Urs B. Leu, Raffael Keller and Sandra Weidmann.

By: Leu, Urs B. (Urs Bernhard), 1961-.
Contributor(s): Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 | Keller, Raffael | Weidmann, Sandra.
Material type: TextTextSeries: History of science and medicine library: v. 5.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 310 p., 20 p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9789047433507 (electronic bk.); 9047433505 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 -- Library -- Catalogs | Private libraries -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs | Early printed books -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Bibliography -- Catalogs | Manuscripts -- Switzerland -- Zurich -- Catalogs | Libraries -- Switzerland -- History -- 16th century | Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565 -- Books and reading | Gesner, Konrad, 1516-1565 | Libraries -- Switzerland -- Catalogs | Bibliography as Topic -- Switzerland | History, 16th Century -- Switzerland | Libraries -- Switzerland -- History | Manuscripts as Topic -- Switzerland | Physicians -- Switzerland -- History | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Library & Information Science -- Archives & Special Libraries | Particuliere bibliotheken | Zwitserland | Gesner, Conrad -- Bibliothek -- Katalog | Reference & resource seriesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Conrad Gessner's private library.DDC classification: 027/.1494/572 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Libraries in 16th-century Z�urich -- The history of Gessner's library -- The contents of the library -- Catalogue -- List A. Lost books -- List B. Lost and extant manuscripts.
Summary: The Swiss physician and polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) was one of the most prominent scientists of the early modern period and wrote numerous important works. During the last two decades were discovered nearly 400 titles from his private library. They give an interesting insight into his interests and his sources. This present book contains not only an introduction and a catalogue of these books, but also inventories of the lost works as well as the still extant and lost manuscripts possessed by Gessner. They open the door to Gessner's study and to the intellectual world of a fascinating.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Libraries in 16th-century Z�urich -- The history of Gessner's library -- The contents of the library -- Catalogue -- List A. Lost books -- List B. Lost and extant manuscripts.

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The Swiss physician and polymath Conrad Gessner (1516-1565) was one of the most prominent scientists of the early modern period and wrote numerous important works. During the last two decades were discovered nearly 400 titles from his private library. They give an interesting insight into his interests and his sources. This present book contains not only an introduction and a catalogue of these books, but also inventories of the lost works as well as the still extant and lost manuscripts possessed by Gessner. They open the door to Gessner's study and to the intellectual world of a fascinating.

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