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Les oeuures de Iacques et Paul Contant pere et fils maistres apoticaires de la ville de Poictiers. : Diuisées en cinq traictez. 1. Les commentaires sur Dioscoride. 2. Le second Eden. 3. Exagoge mirabilium naturae è Gazophylacio. 4. Synopsis plantarum cum ethymologijs. 5. Le jardin & cabinet poëtique. Auec les figures des plantes en taille douce.

Contant, Jacques, active 1570 [Browse]
A Poictiers : Par Iulian Thoreau, & la vefue d'Antoine Mesnier ..., M. DC. XXVIII. [1628]
4 pts. in 1 volumes (imperfect) : illustrations (engr.), plates ; 37 cm (folio).
  • Variant; verses and errata on E6v of pt. 4. Cf. Wellcome cat. of printed books, v. 1, 1576.
  • Parts [2] and [5] have engraved special title pages.
  • Ex copy: Imperfect: part 4, preliminaries to part 5 and 2 text leaves in part 1, wanting.
Binding note:
  • Ex copy: Bound in 17th-century gold-tooled mottled calf, each board with the large gilt armorial of John Evelyn, gilt edges.
  • Ex copy: Front flyleaf inscribed in ink: "E libris Evelyni, ex dono nob. dni. R. Browne militis, mag. g. Britt. Regis lutetiis prolegati." With Evelyn's motto written below: "Omnia explorato, meliora retinite." Sir Richard Browne (c. 1605-1683) was English ambassador to the court of France at Paris from 1641 to 1660; they met in 1646, and he later became Evelyn's father in law.
  • Ex copy: The library of John Evelyn, the great English writer, was sold at Christie's, London, beginning 10 May 1977, by order of the Evelyn trustees. This copy was in the first sale, lot 408. The book bears later bookplate of Sir Frederick Evelyn, 3rd Baronet (1734-1812) and the modern "JE" bookplate.
Pritzel 1850
Early works.
Place name(s):
France Poitiers.
Other title(s):
Oeuvres de Jacques et Paul Contant pere et fils divisées en cinq traictez
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