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    Important Botanical Books

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    [DU PINET, Antoine (ca 1510-ca 1565)]. L'Histoire des plantes... avec leurs pourtraicts, noms, qualitez & lieux où elles croissant. Translated from Latin into French by Geoffrey Linocier. Paris: Charles Macé, 1584.

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    [DU PINET, Antoine (ca 1510-ca 1565)]. L'Histoire des plantes... avec leurs pourtraicts, noms, qualitez & lieux où elles croissant. Translated from Latin into French by Geoffrey Linocier. Paris: Charles Macé, 1584.

    7 parts in one volume, 16o (110 x 75 mm). Section title-pages for L'Histoire des plantes aromatique, L'Histoire des animaux a quatre pieds, L'Histoire des oyseaux, L'Histoire des poissons, L'Histoire des serpens and Entier discours et maniere de distillet les eaux de toutes fortes de plantes all with zoomorphic woodcut borders. Numerous woodcuts in text, the first two colored by hand. (Some light browning and occasional pale marginal staining, a few leaves with corners torn away, repaired tear crossing text on final leaf.) Modern black morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Provenance: "DP" (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITIONIN FRENCH. Linocier's translation of Du Pinet's Historia plantarum, first published in 1561, with other sections taken from the works of Mattioli, Genser, and others. In addition to Du Pinet's section on plants, the work includes observations on animals, fish, birds, serpents, and distillation. L'Histoire des plantes aromatiques is based, for the most part, on the works of Charles de l'Écluse, Garcia d'Orta, and Nicolés Monardes. Adams L-734; Alden & Landis 584/29; NLM/Durling 2826; Pritzel 2539.


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