New York, East
5 June 1997
CHABRÉE, DOMINIQUE. Stirpium icones et sciagraphia... Geneva: Typis P. Gamoneti & J. de la Pierre, 1666. Folio, 339 x 205 mm., eighteenth-century mottled calf gilt, rebacked preserving original backstrip. FIRST EDITION. Engraved frontispiece and approximately 3500 woodcuts in text. Hunt 304; Nissen BBI 345.
Chabrée, Swiss physician and botanist, edited and published Bauhin and Cherler's Historia plantarum universalis, 1650-51. The same suite of woodcuts accompany Chabrée's text in this work.
Provenance: Pauli Bocconi, early signature on engraved title -- Henry Howard of Greystoke, bookplate -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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