8vo, 170 x 99 mm., 18th-century half vellum, worn, title stained and soiled and with edges slightly cut away, some marginal dampstaining, occasional small marginal wormholes. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TREATISE ON OAK TREES, 2 parts in one, woodcut printer's device on title, 9 small woodcuts of acorns and oak branches on e3-4, 6- and 3-line woodcut azuré initials, woodcut headpieces. The second part contains the first botanical description of the flora of Mont Pilat, which Gesner included in his treatise on the luminescent plants of that mountain, De raris et admirandis herbis, printed in Zurich later the same year. Adams D-1035; Baudrier IV:72; Pritzel 2447. JOHN STUART, THIRD EARL OF BUTE, bookplate; unidentified owner (sale, Sotheby's London, 21 November 1977, lot 113) -- SCHNELLENBERG, TARQUINIUS. Experimenta. Von XX Pestlilenz Wurtzeln und Kreutern... Frankfurt: Hermann Gülfferich, 1552. 150 x 92 mm., 19th-century calf, without last leaf, presumably blank, some soiling, dampstaining and -softening. Second edition, 21 woodcuts after Brunfels. Pritzel 8298; cf. Nissen BBI 1786. Early inscription on title (cropped). Together 3 vols., 8vo, bookplates of Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York. (3) " /> CHAMPIER, SYMPHORIEN. Hortus gallicus, pro Gallis in Gallia scriptus... in quo Gallos in Gallia omnium aegritudinum remedia reperire docet, nec medicaminibus egere peregrinus. Lyon: Melchior and Gaspar Trechsel, 1533. <I>8vo, 155 x 99 mm., contemporary vellum, minor soiling to title</I>. FIRST EDITION, 3 parts in one, separately titled and paginated, pritner's woodcuy device on titles, woodcut initials, woodcut armorial shield at end of parts 1 and 3, colophon within small woodcut border on evrso of last leaf. First collected edition of the botanical and medical writings by Champier, a French humanist and physician. The text contains many references to Arabic, Indian and African simples. Adams C-1325; Baudrier XII, p. 240; NLM/Durling 934. "Nicole Miletius Brimbardus", and 2 other early inscriptions on first and second titles, one dated 1585; 18th-century notes concerning the withor and related pharmaceutical works on front and back free endpapers -- DU CHOUL, JEAN. De varia quercus historia... accessit Pylati Montis descriptio. Lyon: Guillaume Rouille, 1555. <I>8vo, 170 x 99 mm., 18th-century half vellum, worn, title stained and soiled and with edges slightly cut away, some marginal dampstaining, occasional small marginal wormholes</I>. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST TREATISE ON OAK TREES, 2 parts in one, woodcut printer's device on title, 9 small woodcuts of acorns and oak branches on e3-4, 6- and 3-line woodcut azuré initials, woodcut headpieces. The second part contains the first botanical description of the flora of Mont Pilat, which Gesner included in his treatise on the luminescent plants of that mountain, <I>De raris et admirandis herbis</I>, printed in Zurich later the same year. Adams D-1035; Baudrier IV:72; Pritzel 2447. JOHN STUART, THIRD EARL OF BUTE, bookplate; unidentified owner (sale, Sotheby's London, 21 November 1977, lot 113) -- SCHNELLENBERG, TARQUINIUS. Experimenta. Von XX Pestlilenz Wurtzeln und Kreutern... Frankfurt: Hermann Gülfferich, 1552. <I>150 x 92 mm., 19th-century calf, without last leaf, presumably blank, some soiling, dampstaining and -softening</I>. Second edition, 21 woodcuts after Brunfels. Pritzel 8298; cf. Nissen <I>BBI</I> 1786. Early inscription on title (cropped). <I>Together 3 vols., 8vo</I>, bookplates of Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York. (3) | Christie's