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    Sale 2170

    Important Botanical Books

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    BRUNFELS, Otto (1488-1534). Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem - Novi herbarii tomus II. Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1532-1536.

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    BRUNFELS, Otto (1488-1534). Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem - Novi herbarii tomus II. Strassburg: Johann Schott, 1532-1536.

    2 volumes in one, 2o (284 x 184 mm). Vol. I: Title within woodcut allegorical border, 4- and 5-part borders to several pages, woodcut arms of Strassburg, ornamental and historiated initials, head- and tailpieces, 86 woodcuts of plants by Hans Weiditz (trimmed closely affecting some of the sholder notes, and touching 5 of the woodcuts); vol. II: 4- part border on 2 pages, 49 woodcut illustrations by Weidnitz (one border and one woodcut very slightly trimmed). Full morocco blind tooled antique. Provenance: Andreas Geyer (early signature on colophon page).

    Second editions. See previous lot. Adams B-2925; Hunt 30 (a mixed edition); Nissen BBI 257 Ib, IIb; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 852, 853.


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