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MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. Commentaires de...sur les six livres de Ped. Dioscoride Anazarbeen de la Matiere Medecinale. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1572. Folio, 350 x 227 mm., contemporary calf gilt, spine dried, ends of spine and corners extensively repaired; title soiled with a small glue-stain, lower fore-corner of title-page renewed, some dampstaining at end, a few minor marginal chips, some other marginal soiling or wear, lacks 3A6 (a blank), otherwise complete. First Moulins translation, based on the 1569 Latin edition and including all of the botanical, zoological, and distillation woodcuts, this being their first appearance in a French edition. Woodcut portrait of Mattioli on title and several hundred woodcuts in text, SEVERAL WITH CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLORING (including title portrait). Boudrier IX, p. 337; NLM/Durling 3017; Nissen BBI 1313.

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MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. Commentaires de...sur les six livres de Ped. Dioscoride Anazarbeen de la Matiere Medecinale. Lyon: Guillaume Roville, 1572. Folio, 350 x 227 mm., contemporary calf gilt, spine dried, ends of spine and corners extensively repaired; title soiled with a small glue-stain, lower fore-corner of title-page renewed, some dampstaining at end, a few minor marginal chips, some other marginal soiling or wear, lacks 3A6 (a blank), otherwise complete. First Moulins translation, based on the 1569 Latin edition and including all of the botanical, zoological, and distillation woodcuts, this being their first appearance in a French edition. Woodcut portrait of Mattioli on title and several hundred woodcuts in text, SEVERAL WITH CONTEMPORARY HAND-COLORING (including title portrait). Boudrier IX, p. 337; NLM/Durling 3017; Nissen BBI 1313.

Provenance: "Ex libris Gh: Bourdris 1664," inscription (faded) on title -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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