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Dodoens, R. [Dodonaeus] and C. Clusius
Cruydt-boeck van Rembertus Dodonaeus, volgens sijne laetste verbeteringe: met biivoegsels achter elck capittel, uut verscheyden cruydtbeschrijvers: item in't laetste een beschrijvinge vande Indiaensche gewassen, meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clusius.
Leyden, Françoys van Ravelingen, 1618. Thick folio (34.3 x 22.0 x 11.2 cm). Half-title, engraved title page with letterpress title and imprint, coloured by an early hand and highlighted in gold, description of contents printed on verso; [xxviii], 1495, [1 blank], [lvi], [2 blank] pp.; about 1470 botanical woodcuts in the text (mostly 13.0 x 7.0 cm). Further with woodcut decorated initials, head- and tailpieces built up from arabesque fleurons, textura types with extensive fraktur and civilité and incidental Roman, Italic, Rotunda and Greek types. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum over wooden boards. Bevelled edges. Spine with manuscript title. Brass clasps.
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Including American and East Indian plants; engraved title-page coloured by an early hand
Du tabac,...
Gaffard, A.
Du tabac, son histoire, ses propriétés. Son usage nuisible à la santé, à la morale et aux grands intérêts sociaux. 2e Édition.
Paris & Limoges, Chapoulaud Frères, 1872. 12mo (16.8 x 11.1 cm). 184 pp.; two engraved plates. Original pictorial wrappers.
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Rare copy - inscribed by the author
Neander, J.
Tabacologia, hoc est tabaci, seu Nicotianae descriptio medico-chirurgico-pharmaceutica, vel ejus praeparatio et usus in omnibus ferme corporis humani in commodis.
Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden), Elzevier, 1626. 4to (21.4 x 15.7 cm). Engraved title page, engraved portrait of Neander; [xxxvi], 256, [iii] pp.; including nine page-sized engravings (with blank versos, i.e. plates) of tobacco plants, cultivation and curing of tobacco, pipes, etc. Contemporary vellum with script title in an old hand on the spine; slightly later endpapers.
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A very good copy of this rare early monograph on tobacco
Souza da Camara, M. De
Monographia do tabaco.
Lisboa, F. H. Da Costa Monteiro, 1896. Large 4to (29.0 x 22.4 cm). [vi], 320, lxxvi pp.; 64 text engravings (one on a large, folded sheet), one folded map. Slightly later half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments bordered with gilt lines, and with gilt title and date. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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Very rare monograph on tobacco printed in a fine script letter, and signed by the author
Premier Co...
Premier Congrès Scientifique Internationale du Tabac / First International Scientific Tobacco Congress. Paris - Bergerac Septembre 1955.
Paris, CORESTA,1956. Two volumes in three. Large 8vo (25.5 x 17.8 cm). Two full colour frontispieces (mounted), lxxx, 803; 10 pp. numerous text figures, 15 plates. Original uniform printed cloth (both main volumes), and blind blue wrappers (CORESTA list of founders, members, programs and statutes). Marbled endpapers.
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...from a time when tobacco was at its most popular
Flora Nori...
Volckamer, J. C. [AND S. Paulli]
Flora Noribergensis sive catalogus plantarum in agro Noribergensi, tum sponte nascentium quam exoticarum... ac medico praecipue Horto aliquot abhincannis enutritarum... [AND] Commentarius de abusu Tabaci Americanorum in Europe novo, quae ipsissima est Chamaeleagnos Dodonaei... [S. Paulli]
Noribergae, Michaellianis, 1700. 8vo (19.1 x 15.9 cm). [xx], 437, [iii] pp.; 25 engraved plates [AND] Strassburg, S. Paulli, 1681. Engraved title page, [lviii] pp, including dedication leaf with coat of arms, portrait of Paulli, 87, [xii] pp.; two large, double-folded engraved plates, related to the making of tea. Contemporary vellum with script titles in a neat old hand on the spine. Edges speckled red.
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Two rare works combined, including Paulli's early, influential study on the merits and dangers of tobacco and tea