Gandavi: In aedibus Story-Scientia, 1968. Limited Edition, #316/675. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full faux-vellum covered boards, gilt titling to spine, gilt illustration to front board; mild rubbing and wear to binding; ex-Embassy of Belgium Library, with usual markings; This publication was issued to commemorate the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the State University of Ghent. This edition is limited to six hundred and seventy-five copies, of which seventy-five were numbered I to LXXV, and printed for the University Council, and six hundred, numbered 1 to 600, were to be offered for sale, of which this is #316; shelved front case.
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Liber Floridus ("Book of Flowers") is a medieval encyclopedia that was compiled between 1090 and 1120 by Lambert, Canon of Saint-Omer. The text compiles extracts from some 192 or so different works. Lambert's medieval encyclopedia contains a universal history, a chronological record of events to the year 1119. These are of Biblical, astronomical, geographical, philosophical and natural history subjects. Liber Floridus includes various maps including a mappa mundi. The Ghent manuscript, being the oldest of the known copies and dating from earlier than 1125, includes a map of parts of Europe and two climate-zone drawings based on the Macrobian model as an attempt to make a complete world map. This edition is a copy of the Ghent manuscript, with historical and palaeographical introductions. It includes a number of photographs of the original manuscript pages.[wikipedia]