OPERA PHILOSOPHICA, by Nicolaus Steno - 1910 [2 Vols; 140/350]


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Opera Philosophica, Two Volumes 

edited by Vilhelm Maar at the Expense of the Carlsbergfond

Published by: Vilhelm Tryde, Copenhagen, DK. 1910.

Hardbacks are overall in GOOD+ condition.

  • Volumes display some cracking of shoulders, and mild toning inside with well-preserved interior.
  • Half leatherbound.
  • Covers feature elegant colored design on paper, yet show overall fading, pronounced on Vol 1 on front.
  • Boards display notable overall edgewear, with rubbing and some occasional chips with cracking of leather.
  • Corners are bumped, and rubbed with exposed boards.
  • Spines feature two red titleblocks with gilt and 4 raised bands, and display general fading and rubbing.
  • Spine ends are cracked and chipped on both volumes. (See photos) 
  • Shoulders are severely cracked at extremities.
  • Feps show some foxing. Front fep in Vol 1 features signature by the editor. (See photos)
  • Interior is mildly toned in both volumes, and overall well-preserved, as are illustrations.
  • Interior foxing is limited to very scarce tiny dot here and there.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges are stippled, and show some rubbing and scuffing along head.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181017

264 + 365 pages.9 x 12 inches.

Nicolaus Steno was a celebrated Danish scientist, considered a pioneer in his time in both anatomy and geology. He became a Catholic bishop in his later years. Although the possessor of a deep knowledge of classical texts on science he had begun to seriously question accepted knowledge of the natural world. His written works represent a tremendous source of knowledge not only of the anatomy of animals & man as well as geology, but also of how they were studied in his time, and why he could rightfully be considered a pioneer in his field.

TWO VOLUMES LIMITED EDITION. No. 140 of 350 copies. Illustrated with B&W plates, and a couple foldouts. Includes a biographical introduction in English by the editor.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: Denmark
Binding: Leather
Region: Europe
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: Latin
Special Attributes: Numbered Edition
Subject: Science & Medicine
Topic: Science & Pyschology
Place of Publication: Copenhagen DK
Publisher: Vilhelm Tryde
Year Printed: 1910
Author: Nicolaus Steno
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