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J.A. Commenii Orbis sensualium pictus, hoc est, Omnium fundamentalium in mundo rerum & in vitâ actionum, pictura & nomenclatura... / translated into English by Charles Hoole.
Comenius, Johann Amos, 1592-1670
Orbis sensualium pictus.
London : Printed for J. Kirton, at the King-Arms, in Saint Paules Church-yard, 1659.
24 unnumbered pages, 309 pages, 11 unnumbered pages : illustrations (engravings) ; 15 cm (8°)
Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Hoole, Charles, 1610-1667
Kirkton, James, 1628-1699
Schatzki, Walter, 1899-1983
Schiller, Justin G.
Rare books genre
Inscriptions --19th century
Text in English and Latin, set in two columns.
Unnumbered page  mis-numbered as "16."
Signatures: A⁸ b⁴ B⁸-X⁸.
Illustrations: 150 numbered illustrations throughout the text depicting animals, objects in the natural world, and people at work; illustration #93 depicts printers at work (p. 190), #94 shows a booksellers shop, including a "catalogue" (p.192), and #95 shows a book-binder's shop (p. 194).
Cotsen copy: Illustrations somewhat crudely hand-colored in rust red through page 42, presumably by a child-reader.
Cotsen copy: Imperfect, lacking frontispiece and leaf B2.
Cotsen copy: Inscribed on front free endpaper recto: "J. Evans, 1847."
Cotsen copy: Pictorial bookplate of John ("Johannis") Evans on front pastedown.
Cotsen copy: Small pictorial bookplate of Walter Schatzki on front free endpaper recto.
Cotsen copy: Small pictorial bookplate of Justin Schiller on front free endpaper recto.
Index of topics on 11 pages at end.
Cotsen copy: Later 18th cent. calf, rebacked with gilt spine title: "Commenius's visible world."
English short title catalogue, R20487
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed. 1994), C5523
Picture and nomenclature of all the chief things that are in the world, and of mens employments therein
Picture and nomenclature of all the chief things that are in the world, and of men's employments therein
Commenius's visible world