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    Important Botanical Books

    24 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    RÖSSLIN, Eucharias (c. 1470 - 1526). Kreuterbuch von aller Kreuter, Gethier, Gesteine und Metal, Natur nutz unnd gebrauch. Mit aller derenn leblicher Abconterfeytunge. Distillier zeug und Bericht aller handt Kostbarliche Wasser zubrennen, halten und gebrauchen. Alles über vorige Edition gebesseret unnd gemehret... Frankfurt: Christian Egenolff, 1536.

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    RÖSSLIN, Eucharias (c. 1470 - 1526). Kreuterbuch von aller Kreuter, Gethier, Gesteine und Metal, Natur nutz unnd gebrauch. Mit aller derenn leblicher Abconterfeytunge. Distillier zeug und Bericht aller handt Kostbarliche Wasser zubrennen, halten und gebrauchen. Alles über vorige Edition gebesseret unnd gemehret... Frankfurt: Christian Egenolff, 1536.

    2o (307 x 204 mm). Double column, title printed above large woodcut of garden scene with distillery, inset of sick patient, group of doctors and other related activities, partial title border composed of several small cuts of plants, animals, fruits and minerals, approximately 250 text woodcuts of plants, animals, distilling apparatus, etc. (A few marginal tears, some light worming heavier on last five leaves, Bb3-4 bound after Cc2.) Modern pigskin antique. Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie, Horticultural Society of New York (bookplate and blindstamp).

    Third edition. A reprint of Egenolph's 1535 edition of Rösslin's compilation, enlarged and with additional woodcuts, primarily of animals, not included in the 1533 edition. The title woodcut was used in later editions of Rösslin and copied in reverse for some of Egenolff's editions of Lonitzer. Like all of Egenolff's botanical publications, most of which were illustrated with reduced woodcut copies from Fuchs, Brunfels and other contemporary herbals, this edition is RARE. BM/STC, p. 230 (under Cube); Hunt 38 (stating that the only other copy found was the Brittish Library copy); Nissen BBI 1668.


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