Property Formerly from the Estate of Charles P. Berolzheimer
DODOENS, Rembert (1518-1585). Histoire des plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entiere des herbes.... Translated into French by Charles Clusius. Antwerp: Jan van der Loë, 1557.
2 parts in one volume, 2o (276 x 179 mm). Roman type, index of Greek names, index of Dutch names in bâtarde type. General title within historiated woodcut border with mythological scenes, by Hans Liefrinck, 840 woodcuts in text. (Preliminaries misbound, title and four leaves in index backed with tissue, title with two small holes with small losses to border, occasional rust holes catching a few letters, some occasional dampstaining and pale browning.) Contemporary speckled calf (rebacked preserving original spine, worn). Provenance: Gabriel Beauguide?, 18th century (signature, notes on endleaves).
FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH of Dodoen's Cruÿdeboeck, published by Loë in [1552-] 1554, illustrated with the same woodcuts, most of which were previously used in Michael Isingrin's octavo editions of Fuch's De historia stirpium (see lot 66), plus 133 cuts new to this edition. Dodoens was "the first of the great Flemish botanists" (Hunt, p.77) and although his works were still organized according to the traditional Dioscoridean classification schemes, he was the first to concentrate on plants of the Netherlands. Adams D-718; Nissen BBI 510; NLM/Durling 1178.