DODOENS, REMBERT. Cruydt-boeck [half-title: Herbarius oft Cruydt-Boeck], Leiden: Plantin for Francois van Ravelingen, 1618. Folio, 340 x 220 mm., contemporary blindstamped brown calf, panels tooled with various rolls of small cameo heads and floral designs, brass centerpieces, cornerpieces, clasps and catches, edges colored blue-green, spine covered at an early date in deerskin, new endleaves, small tear to gutter margin of engraved title, otherwise a fine copy. Second edition of the Dutch translation of the Stirpium historiae pemptades sex (first published 1608), elaborate engraved architectural titlepage (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, 1470 column-width woodcuts, including appendix of New World and West Indian botany. Nissen 518; Stafleu & Cowan 1491.
Provenance: Geevaerts, inscription at extreme top of titlepage, dated 1717 -- Very bold purchase inscription in Dutch on front flyleaf, dated October 1755 -- Kenneth Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate and blindstamp.