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Oporinus, Joannes 1507-1568

Works: 1,690 works in 2,991 publications in 7 languages and 5,416 library holdings
Genres: Scientific atlases  History  Commentaries  Drama  Poetry  Catechisms  Autographs  Catalogs  Bibliography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Printer, Editor, Author, Publisher, Bookseller, Dedicatee, Book producer, Correspondent, Contributor, Other, Annotator, Former owner, Author of introduction, Honoree, Inscriber, Collector, Dedicator, Arranger
Classifications: QM21, 611
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Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

22 editions published between 1543 and 1976 in Latin and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreae Vesalii Bruxellensis, invictissimi Caroli V. Imperatoris medici, De humani corporis fabrica libri septem by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

13 editions published in 1555 in Latin and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1555 edition of Vesalius' Fabrica contains Vesalius's final revisions of the text, along with significant typographical improvements and refinements. The printer, Oporinus, set the second folio edition in larger type (forty-nine instead of fifty-seven lines per page), which required recutting of all the small initial letters so that they could fit seven lines of the new type. Oporinus also used heavier and finer paper for the second edition, and improved the presswork so that the second edition is a superior example of bookmaking. Why Oporinus substituted an obviously inferior recutting of the masterful woodcut frontispiece, originally used in the 1543 edition, remains one of the many unsolved mysteries associated with the publication of this work
Sibylliakōn chrēmōn logoi oktō = Sibyllinorum oraculorum libri VIII by Oracula sibylles( Book )

5 editions published in 1555 in Latin and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Diodorou Sikeliotou Istorion biblia tina ta' ʻeuriskomenâh (romanized form)] = Diodori Siculi Historiarum libra aliquot qui extant by Diodorus( Book )

12 editions published in 1539 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblia( Book )

12 editions published between 1551 and 1988 in Latin and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second modern Latin version of the Bible. Sante Pagnini, Catholic Hebraist, issued the first in 1528. A particular mark of this translation is its use of classical Latin substitutes for more commonly recognized ecclesiastical terms (i.e. fanum for templum)
The fabric of the human body : an annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

17 editions published between 1543 and 1555 in Latin and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With De humani corporis fabrica, published when he was only twenty-nine years old, Vesalius revolutionized not only the science of anatomy but how it was taught. Throughout this encyclopedic work on the structure and workings of the human body, Vesalius provided a fuller and more detailed description of human anatomy than any of his predecessors, correcting errors in the traditional anatomical teachings of Galen (which had been obtained from primate rather than human dissection), and arguing that knowledge of human anatomy was to be obtained only from human sources. Even more revolutionary than his criticism of Galen and other medieval authorities was Vesalius's assertion that the dissection of cadavers must be performed by the physician himself-- a direct contradiction of the medieval doctrine that dissection was a task to be performed by menials while the physician lectured from the traditional authorities. Only through actual dissection, Vesalius argued, could the physician learn human anatomy in sufficient detail to be able to teach it accurately. This "hands-on" principle remained Vesalius's most lasting contribution to the teaching of anatomy; it is graphically represented in the Fabrica's woodcut title page (the earliest illustration of an anatomical theatre), which shows Vesalius with his right hand plunged into an opened cadaver, conducting an anatomical demonstration. Because it was then legal only to dissect the cadavers of executed criminals, and these cadavers were always in short supply, Vesalius urged physicians to take their own initiative in obtaining material for dissection. The Fabrica contains several amusing and unrepentant anecdotes of how students had robbed graves to obtain cadavers, especially those of women, since female criminals were rarely executed in those days
Lykophronos tou Chalkideos Alexandra by Lycophron( Book )

7 editions published in 1566 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Préface d'André Vésale à ses livres sur l'anatomie, suivie d'une lettre à Jean Oporinus, son imprimeur by Andreas Vesalius( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ioannis VVieri De praestigiis daemonum et incantationibus ac ueneficijs libri sex, aucti & recogniti : accessit rerum & uerborum copiosus index by Johann Weyer( Book )

1 edition published in 1568 in Latin and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dēmosthenous logoi duo kai hexēkonta. : Habes lector Demosthenis graecorum oratorum omnium facile principis orationes duas & sexaginta, & in easdem Vlpiani commentarios, quantum extat: Libanii argumenta: by Demosthenes( Book )

3 editions published in 1532 in Greek, Ancient and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxonis Grammatici Danorvm historiae libri XVI by Saxo( Book )

11 editions published in 1534 in Latin and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exvviae Ioannis Oporini Typographi Basiliensis: Hoc est, Bibliotheca Librorum impressorum : In gratiam eorum qui comparare uolent, digesta & edita by Joannes Oporinus( Book )

6 editions published in 1571 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides poeta, tragicoru[m] princeps, in Latinum sermonem conuersus, adiecto eregionè textu Graeco : cum annotationibus et praefationibus in omnes eius tragoedias by Euripides( Book )

6 editions published in 1562 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivlii Pomponii Sabini Grammatici Ervditissimi, In Omnia quae quidem extant, P. Vergilij Maronis Opera, Commentarij by Giulio Pomponio Leto( Book )

4 editions published in 1544 in Latin and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Herbst, Johann.

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Herbst, Johann (Oporinus)

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Jean Oporin

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Opōrinos, Iōannīs.

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Опорин, Иоганн