Konrad Gesner jako czytelnik Carmen de bisonte Mikołaja Hussowskiego. Perspektywy badawcze
Conrad Gesner as the Reader of Carmen de bisonte by Nicolaus Hussovianus: Research Perspectives
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This article is dedicated to the preliminary analysis of marginalia left by Conrad Gesner (1516−1565) in his personal copy of Carmen de bisonte by a Polish neo-Latin poet, Nicolaus Hussovianus. Gesner received this small volume from his former disciple, Anton Schneeberger, who had settled down in Kraków in the late 1550s, and he immediately annotated this volume, using it as an additional source of information for his zoological works, Historia animalium and Icones animalium. Until the publication of the catalogue of Gesner’s private library, the copy of Hussovianus’s Carmen remained unknown to Polish historians of literature and science. The essay presents an outline of research perspectives related to this document and the rest of Gesner’s Nachlass. The article is followed by two appendices, one providing the bibliographical information on the Zurich copy of Carmen, the other giving a sample of Hussovianus’s text accompanied by Gesner’s notes and interventions.
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