1222. [Botany]

FUCHS, Leonhart

De historia stirpium commentarii insignes. Adiectis earundem vivis, & ad naturae imitatione artificiose expressis imaginibus.

Lyon, B. Arnoullet, 1549

8vo: [29]-852-[12] pp. (due to removal of ownership entry two tiny holes on title touching the device, some min. staining, some ms. annotations).

Contemp. vellum, flat ink titled spine, a.e.g.

Second Lyon ed. and first illustrated Lyon ed. (1st Basel 1542). Attractive handy format for this famous herbarium by Fuchs and the first use of this important woodcut series. Illustrated with Arnoullet's sea-horse device on title, a woodcut portrait of the author and over 500 miniature botanical woodcuts of plants (one hand-coloured) with their names in Greek, Latin, German and French. The illustrations are reduced versions of the woodcuts in the folio ed. publ. by Isingrin in Basel which were commissioned from Clément Boussy by Arnoullet in 1547. Printed within red ruled borders.
Ref. Adams F:1102. - Baudrier 37:55.1. - Pettegree (FB) 21969. - Nissen (BBI) 667. - Wellcome I:2442.
Prov. Ch. Sauvageot (1781-1860), French classical violinist and collector of French antiques (bookpl.). - Fr. Moutier (1881-1961), physician and poet (bookpl., engr. by Cl. Escoube). - Henry D. (bookpl.). - Thomas Borfs, 1832 (ms. entry). - Ms. entries crossed out on front flyleaf and title.

Hammer price: € 2.600

€ 2.500 / 4.000

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