EVELYN, John (1620-1706); library of - Robert LOVELL (1630-1690)
Panzooryktologia [in Greek]. Sive Panzoologicomineralogia. Or a compleat history of animals and minerals, containing the summe of all authors, both ancient and modern, Galenicall and chymicall, touching animals, viz. beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, insects, and man, as to their place, meat, name, temperature, vertues, use in meat and medicine, description, kinds, generation, sympathie, antipathie, diseases, cures, hurts, and remedies &c. With the anatomy of man, his diseases, with their definitions, causes, signes, cures, remedies: and use of the London dispensatory, ... as also a history of minerals, viz. earths, mettals, semimettals, their naturall and artificiall excrements, salts, sulphurs, and stones, with their place, matter, names, kinds, temperature, vertues, use, choice, dose, danger, and antidotes. Also an introduction to zoography and mineralogy
Oxford: Printed by Hen Hall, for Jos Godwin, 1661. Two parts in one, 8vo. , 519, [3, blank]; , 112, , 113-152 pp. Sectional title and separate pagination to the second part.
Contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, spine with raised bands in five compartments, ruled in gilt on either side of each band, morocco lettering piece in the second.
Provenance: John Evelyn (bookplate on the front pastedown and inscribed "Catalogo Evelini inscriptus: Meliora Retinete: 1664")
The Evelyn copy.
First and only edition of Lovell's work on animals and minerals, forming a trilogy with his separately-published Herball (Oxford: 1659). Includes an 8-page catalogue of sources cited, as well as various indices. A naturalist, Lovell "became a student of Christ Church, Oxford 'by favour of the visitors appointed by Parliament' (Wood, 296), studying botany with the benefit of the recently established Physic Garden, zoology, and mineralogy. He graduated BA in 1650 and MA in 1653. Lovell was apparently still in Oxford when his two books were published. The first, Pambotanologia (1659), was a pharmacopia rather than the 'compleat herball' that its sub-title proclaimed ... the work reached a second edition in 1665, Lovell having meanwhile issued a companion volume, Panzooryktologia, claiming to be a complete history of animals and minerals." (ODNB).
ESTC R30507; Wing L3245, L3246; Madan 2562, 2561; Wood 442.