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1 Aelianus, Claudius & translated by Stanley, Thomas His Various History
London, England Printed for Thomas Dring 1665 First Thus Full-Leather Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
[14], 314 pp, [28 the arguments], dark brown morocco leather w/five ribs on the spine w/gilt deco and red morocco title block on the spine w/gilt lettering. The volume contains fourteen books in one volume. Aelian (c. AD 175 - c. 235) was a Roman author but spoke Greek, born at Praeneste, and a teacher of rhetoric. This work is a collection of anecdotes and biographical sketches, lists, maxims, and descriptions of natural wonders and strange local customs. The book contains two notes of encouragement in the foreword from Edw. Sherburne and Richard Strokes, M.D. In the first book Aelian writes of the Polypus, spiders, frogs, dog, sea-fox, sea-tortoifes, wild swine, lions, Cretan goats and other animals and birds. In the second book he writes of Socrates teaching, Senocles & Euripides contending at the Olympick Games. and other things The third book about Xenophon hearing about the death of his son, of drunkeness of Papyrians, Byzantines, Argives, Corinthians, Thracians, and Illyians plus more. The fourth book he writes of customs of nations and people, Theban Law concering artificers and painters and more. The fifth book talks of Hercules and his pillars, the voluntary death of Calanus, of Aristotle, and Athenians being inclined to novelties and more. The sixth book has wrath, inhumanity, contempt, injustice, and violence of some towards others, Laconick Laws, earthquake at Sparta and more. The book has been professionally rebound in full morooco leather. 
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