1665 Animalium Historia Existence of UNICORNS & Dragons Angels Demons Monsters Wolfgang Franz was a German Lutheran theologian from the 16th-century who, curiously, composed a zoological treatise on the history of animals at the end of his career. Franz was known for his disputations and theological treatises and this book, on animals no less, is right in line with his important works of theology. Animalium Historia Sacra was one of Franz s final published works in which he targeted theological students and priests with his discussions. The purpose of this book was to provide accurate information to preachers who sought to use parallels of wildlife and animals in their sermons. Instead of discussing the physical attributes of animals, Franz teaches on the moral, aesthetic, and miraculous qualities of animals. One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is Franz s commentary on mythical creatures, specifically, his insistence that the unicorn (monocerote) is a regularly occurring animal in nature. He supports his claims through scriptural references to what he considers to be the Bible s description of a unicorn. Other mythical creatures mentioned include: Angels Demons Behemoth Leviathan Sphinx Phoenix Griffin Harpy Sirens (Mermaids) Dragons Basilisk Hippocampus and other examples of various monsters Item number: #7977 Price: $750 FRANZ, Wolfgang Historia animalium, in qua plerorumque animalium praecipuae proprietates in gratiam studiosorum theologiae, & ministrorum verbi ad usum breviter accomodantur. In Academia vvittebergensi ante plures annos dictata a Wolfgango Franzio. Emendatius correctius quam antea edita, quintuplici indice, scilicet capitum, rerum, moralium, locorum e scriptura adagiorum ornata. Amstelaedami: apud Joannem Ravesteinium, 1665. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes , 779,  Language: Latin Binding: Leather; tight & secure Size: ~5in X 3in (13cm x 8cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 7977 Photos available upon request.