24 June 2009
MATTIOLI, Pietro Andrea. Les Commentairessur les six livres de la matiere medecinale de Pedacius Dioscoride Lyon: Jean-Baptiste de Ville, 1680.
2o (351 x 236 mm). Half-title. Engraved vignette on title-page, full-page woodcut portrait of Mattioli, numerous woodcuts in text. (Some occasional staining.) 18th-century calf, spine gilt (a few repairs along spine).
Later edition of this translation by Antoine du Pinet, first published in 1561. The Commentaires was for a long time the most popular herbal in France with several editions published. Nissen BBI 1312.
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