DODOENS, REMBERT. Cruydt-boeck...Item...een beschrivinge van de Indiaensche gewassen meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clusius, Leiden: Plantin for F. de Ravelingen 1608. Large folio, 374 x 242mm., early Dutch blind-panelled diced calf over wooden boards, unlettered spine, worn, leather at top of spine cracked and chipped, joints splitting, lacks clasps and catches, titlepage slightly soiled, first few quires with wear to fore-margins, minor dampstains to title, a few preliminary and several index leaves at back, qqq..4 suuplied from a slightly shorter copy, lacking ****4 (first leaf of Latin index), *******. (in German index) detached, a few tears and minor soiling, but generally a sound, clean copy of a book seldom found in fine condition. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST DUTCH TRANSLATION of the Stirpium historiae pemptades sex, elaborate architectural title-page (with medallion portraits of Dodoens and Clusius) framing scene of a fountain and garden parterres (signed at base "W. Swan Fecit 1608"), printed in two columns in roman, italic and lettre bâtarde, 1470 column-width woodcuts in the text (150 of them new to this edition), including appendix of New World and West Indian botany. Nissen 518; Stafleu & Cowan 1490.
Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie/Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate and blindstamp.