New York, East
5 June 1997
DODOENS, REMBERT. Cruydt-boeck...Item...een beschrivinge van de Indiaensche gewassen meest getrocken wt de schriften van Carolus Clusius, Antwerp: Plantin-Moretus 1644. Large folio, 382 x 250mm., contemporary Dutch blind-ruled vellum over pasteboards, worn, joints cracked, spine torn, minor dampstain to lower outer corner of last 150 pages, inscription on half-title partially erased, otherwise a very good, tall copy. Last and most complete Dutch language edition of Dodoens' Stirpium historiae pemptades sex. Elaborate architectural title-page (with medallion portraits of Dodoens and Clusius) framing scene of a fountain and extensive garden parterres (by W. Swan, first used in the 1608 edition), printed in two columns in roman, italic and lettre bâtarde, eight-line and smaller historiated woodcut capitals, 1470 column-width woodcuts in the text, including appendix of New World and West Indian botany. Plantin's woodcut device at end. Nissen 518; Stafleu & Cowan 1492.
Provenance: Eighteenth-century inscription on half-title: "acquis á la vente tenue á la maison de M. [erased], ci-devant pharmacien et...l'un de les administrateurs de le hospice civil de Dunkerque..." -- Robert de Belder.
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