Florum et coronarium odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio. [AND] Historia frumentorum, leguminum, palustrium et aquatilium herbarum, ac earum, quea eo pertinent. Additae sunt imagines vivae, exactissime, iam recens non absque haud vulgari diligentia & fide artificiosissime expressae, quarum pleraeque nouae, & hactenus non editae.
Item ID 72194
Antverpiae, Christophori Pantini, 1569. Two works in one. Small 8vo (16.9 x 11.1 cm). Title pages with engraved vignettes; 619 pp. [309, (viii); 293, (ix)]; 330 [109; 221] woodcuts in the text, often covering entire pages. Contemporary blind-tooled vellum. Spine with five raised bands; title added in an old hand. The first work exclusively on plants with beautiful flowers and/or pleasant scents, in the second, revised edition, published within a year after the first, and including several additional illustrations. As more often combined with Dodoens's first work, second edition, on vegetables, and marsh and water plants. The first edition of the latter was published in 1566. The fine woodcuts are mostly by Pieter van der Borcht. The vellum over the boards has nice stamp-rolled figurines and Latin text ('spes', 'fides', etc.), as well as two larger centre-pieces apparently of Emperor Charles V on the front board, and another person on the rear board. Boards a bit rubbed and smudged; some minimal worming in the top margin of the first few leaves, and fore margin of the last few leaves. Neat inscription in an old hand on the front free endpaper. Otherwise a very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 514 ( Florum ); 513 ( Historia frumentorum ); Stafleu and Cowan, 1486 ( Florum ), 1485 ( Historia ). A contemporary bound copy of two seldom seen works