The Revealing Hand-Written Notes of an Early Modern Polymath
• Number of titles: 70
• Languages used: Latin
• Title list available
• MARC records are available
• Location of originals: Zentralbibliothek Zürich; Universitätsbibliothek Basel
This source edition of Gessner’s private library contains those seventy eight books that Gessner read most carefully and annotated by hand. The majority have been reproduced from the rich holdings of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, while other important copies included in this edition are held by the University Library of Basle. The marginalia in these books are so numerous that they almost constitute a new set of sources, which are of interest not only to historians and philologists but also to those who study the history of early modern medicine and the natural sciences.