Vitae Germanorum Philosophorum qvi seculo superiori, et quod excurrit, philosophicis ac humanioribus literis clari floruerunt

Vitae Germanorum Philosophorum qvi seculo superiori, et quod excurrit, philosophicis ac humanioribus literis clari floruerunt.

Frankfurt: Heirs of Jonas Rosa, 1663.

Second edition (after the first edition of 1615). Printer's device on title. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Provenance: Canton de Boussieres (library stamp on title); Grauel (signature, dated 1731 on front free endpaper); C. Fleury (signature, dated 1841 on front free endpaper). STC/German 17th-century A-149. Item #223075

Essential biographies of Germanic thinkers and savants: theologians, philosophers, jurists, scientists, as well as artists, as well as printers (the very first entry is on Füst & Gutenberg). With useful indices (order of appearance, and alphabetical) of the 125 subjects he treats. A classic of German biographical dictionaries.

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