Physica sacra Johannis Jacobi Scheuchzeri, medicinae doctoris, & math. in Lyceo Tigurino prof. Academiae Imperialis Nat. curiosor. Leopoldino-Carolinae adjuncti, Socc. Regg. Anglicae ac Prussicae membri. Iconibus aeneis illustrata procurante & sumtus suppeditante Johanne Andrea Pfeffel, Augustano, Sacrae Caesareae Majestatis Chalcographo aulico. ...
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733)
1734 - 1735
Place of origin
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at
Running number: 3034. Plate LXVI (rainbows) in vol. 1 is hand-coloured. Provenance: Golden Fleece bindings of Hilaire Bernard de Requeleyne, Baron de Longepierre (1659-1721). Manuscript inscription on vol. 1 front fly-leaf: "M. 7. Tom." [i.e. catalogue code of John Mitchell (ca. 1685-1751), librarian to Sir Richard Ellys (1682-1742)]. Manuscript collation note written by John Mitchell on vol. 5 front fly-leaf: "In this vol. plate 547 is misplaced, and put before plate 546 which is at p. 896 & right; but plate 547 is facing p. 894". Manuscript collation note written by John Mitchell on vol. 6 front fly-leaf: "In this vol. plate 612 which is at p. 1108 should be at p. 1106 & plate 613 which is at p. 1112 should be at p. 1107". Binding: eighteenth-century French mottled calf; triple gilt fillet border; gilt roll pattern on board edges; all vols. rebacked with red morocco spines (faded), gold-tooled with fillet panels containing Golden Fleece stamps and other decorative tools, plus denatured parchment title and vol. no. panels (all have eaten themselves away and destroyed the goatskin underneath, leaving the gold-tooling). Marbled edges and endpapers. The Golden Fleece stamp is found on books bound for Hilaire Bernard de Requeleyne, Baron de Longepierre (1659-1721). The stamp was also used on books bound for Martin Folkes (1690-1754) and George Baillie (1664-1738).
Makers and roles
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733), author Johann Andreas Pfeffel (1674-1748), editor