1221. [Botany]

DODOENS, Rembertus

Histoire des plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entiere des herbes [...] en usage de medecine [... and: Petit recueil ... description d’aucunes gommes et liqueurs ...].

Antwerp, J. Loeus, 1557

Folio: [24]-584-[22] pp. (text compl. but Dutch and German index (final 8 ff.) missing; somewhat dampstained, margins of title strenghtened).

Mod. vellum with remains of older vellum pasted on, flat spine.

Rare first and only ed. of the French translation from the Dutch by Ch. de l’Escluse (Carolus Clusius, 1526-1609) of the "Cruijde Boeck" (1554) of Dodoens (1517-1585). Title within elaborate woodcut border. Large woodcut mark on part title. Over 800 woodcut ill. of plants. (Later) plant names added in handwriting to illustrations.
Ref. BB II:208-210:D-109. - BT 958. - Nissen 510. - Pritzel 2345. - Adams D-718.
Prov. Old name on title. - Old ms. entries on flyleaf.

Hammer price: € 3.000

€ 1.500 / 2.500

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