Rare second enlarged edition of Paulli's major work, complete with the addition

Paulli, S.

Quadripartitum botanicum de simplicium medicamentorum facultatibus, in usus medicinae candidatorum, praxin medicam, Deo benedicente, auspicaturorum; nec non artis pharmaceuticus studiosorum concinnatum ex veterum et recentiorum decritis, ac observationibus,cum medicis, tum anatomicis, itemque multis, chymica principia ac humanior a studiaspectantibus, refertum. Additis dosibus purgantium. Magnopere desideratis, ex probatissimis practicis collectis. Una cum appendice & indicibus necessariis. [AND] Continuato appendicis ad opus quadripartitum botanicum. Continens indicem rerum omnium universalem, varium, multiplicem & curiosum, ut & syllabum in opere citatorum auctorum.

Published 1667
Item ID 19414
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Argentorati [Strassbourg], S. Paulli, 1667-1668. Two parts in one. 4to (20.7 x 17.3 cm). Two engraved frontispieces, engraved portrait and one engraving representing his gift to the Danish King; title page in red and black, 62, 690 pp.; title page with engraved vignette, [vii], 59 pp.; four engraved plates of which one depicts plants with 14 figures, for a total of eight plates. Contemporary blind boards. Label with title in an old hand on the spine.

Rare second, expanded and improved edition (first 1639) of Paulli's major work, complete with an addition published a year later. Simon Paulli (1603-1680), physician to the king of Denmark and professor of botany in Copenhagen, also published Flora Danica in 1648. The author arranged the plants according to the seasons in the form of a floral almanac; in each season the plants are listed in alphabetical order. Paulli provided bibliographical information of vegetal medicines along with their uses and effects. Pictorial bookplate of the botanist Josef Bonaventura Holzinger (1835-1912) on the front pastedown, next to a clipping of an old sales catalogue, perhaps describing this copy; pictorial bookplate of the Horticultural Society of New York on the front free endpaper verso. Otherwise clean, unmarked, free of foxing. Apart from some minor wear to head of spine, a fine copy. Pritzel, 6992.

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