Aeliani variae Historiae libri xiiii. WITH FLY FISHING, Claudius Aelianus, c.
Aeliani variae Historiae libri xiiii

Aeliani variae Historiae libri xiiii.

Coloniae Allobrog. (Geneva): pud Ioan. Tornaesium, 1613.

Title within a woodcut border.Greek and latin texts printed side by side. [xvi], 460, [17, index], [1] pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf central blindstamped lozenge on upper and lower covers, spine rubbed, head chipped, else VG. Item #245611

First published in 1545. He gives an account of fly fishing, using lures of red wool and feathers. It isAelianus's most important work, "a miscellany of anecdotes and biographical sketches, lists, pithy maxims, and descriptions of natural wonders and strange local customs, in 14 books..."

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