18 December 2002
BRUNFELS, Otto. Herbarium tomis tribus. Strassburg: 1539; 1536 and 1540.
3 parts in one volume. 2o (309 x 198 mm). 242 woodcut illustrations mostly by Hans Weiditz. (Occasional staining, mostly marginal, volume I with I5 torn and repaired.) Contemporary German blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards upper cover stamped in gilt "HERBARIUS" and dated "1545", spine in five compartments, with gilt lettered blue paper label, two brass clasps (straps missing, some wear to edges). Provenance: Albert Cameron Burrage (gift bookpate); Massachusetts Horticultural Society (bookplate).
Various editions. The present copy consists of the 5th edition of volume I, the 2nd edition of volume II and the 4th edition of volume III. Adams B-2925; see Cleveland Collections 42; Hunt I-18; Nissen BBI 257, Ic IIb and III; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 852-854.
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