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    Important Botanical Books

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 160

    MURILLO DE VELARDE, Tomas de (fl. 1650-1673). Tratado de raras, y peregrinas yervas... y la diferencia que ay entre el antiguo Abrotano, y la natural, y legitima planta Buphthalmo. Y unas anotaciones a las yerbas Mandragoras, Macho y Hembra. Madrid: Francisco Sanz, 1674.

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    MURILLO DE VELARDE, Tomas de (fl. 1650-1673). Tratado de raras, y peregrinas yervas... y la diferencia que ay entre el antiguo Abrotano, y la natural, y legitima planta Buphthalmo. Y unas anotaciones a las yerbas Mandragoras, Macho y Hembra. Madrid: Francisco Sanz, 1674.

    4o (195 x 140 mm). Engraved coat-of-arms on title-page and 4 engraved illustrations in text. (Last leaf reinforced along gutter, a few leaves with minor marginal repairs, some minor soiling.) 20th-century mottled calf, spine gilt.

    FIRST EDITION. An extremely rare botanical work by Murillo, the court physician of Philip IV, in which he provides descriptions of the magic qualities and properties of three herbs: the Abrotano, Buphthalmo, and the Mandrake (mandragora). Palau 186227; Pritzel 6562.


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