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Gesner   /gˈɛsnər/   Listen

Swiss naturalist who was one of the founders of modern zoology (1516-1565).  Synonym: Konrad von Gesner.

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"Gesner" Quotes from Famous Books

... of J. Matthias Gesner, Comm. Reg. Soc. Gottingen i. 1-32. It was founded upon Erasmus' "Sancte Socrate, ore pro nobis," and the article was translated by M. Alcide Bonmaire, Paris, ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 10 • Richard F. Burton

... about the rarity of La Croix du Maine's Bibliotheque, published in 1584, are now unnecessary to be attended to, since the ample and excellent edition of this work by De La Monnoye and Juvigny, in six quarto volumes, 1772, has appeared. Nor will any one be tempted to hunt for Gesner's Bibliotheca of 1545-8, whatever may be its rarity, who has attended to Morhof's and Vogt's recommendation of the last and best edition ...
— Bibliomania; or Book-Madness - A Bibliographical Romance • Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Words linked to "Gesner" :   natural scientist, naturalist

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