6058. Gesner De XII. gemmis 1565

GESNER, CONRAD. Sancti Patris Epiphanii Episcopi Cypri Ad Diodorum Tyri episcopum, de XII. Gemmis, quæ erant in veste Aaronis : Liber Græcus, & e regione Latinus / Iola Hierotarantino interprete. Cum Corollario Conradi Gesneri. Tiguri (Gessnerus) 1565.

Small 8:o (about 152x99 mm.). (4), 1-28 (last page blank) ll. Title with woodcut printer's device. One partly handcoloured table on verso of leaf 15. Disbound.

Compare VD16 G 1768. Text in Latin and Greece.
Also published as part VI of: "De Omni Rerum Fossilium Genere, Gemmis, Lapidibus, Metallis, Et Huiusmodi, Libri Aliquot".
The complete work is a compendium of works by several authors on fossils, gems and metals on most of which Gessner wrote commentaries. His own contribution is a treatise on fossils and gemstones. Each part (except the first one) has its own title page, some of which bear the date 1566. The whole volume was, however, certainly published in 1565 .