New York, East
5 June 1997
DODOENS, REMBERT. Stirpium historiae pemptades sex, Antwerp: Christopher Plantin 1583. Folio, 351 x 225 mm., seventeenth-century dark calf, rebacked in reddish-brown calf, later endpapers, rubbed, boards worn, titleleaf and a few preliminary leaves creased and with light stains, mainly marginal, extreme margins lightly browned, margins of index leaves a bit frayed. FIRST LATIN EDITION. 1,309 botanical woodcuts (six of them copied from the Julia Anicia Codex of Dioscorides) by Arnaud Nicolai and Gerard Jansen van Kampen after drawings by Pieter van der Borcht, eight-line and smaller woodcut capitals, woodcut printer's device on title. Hunt 143; Nissen 517; Stafleu & Cowan 1489.
"...Dodoens's last and most comprehensive botanical work, incorporating material from a number of his earlier books, including the Cruydeboeck" (Hunt) and the basis for all subsequent versions. Gerarde's 1597 herbal was largely drawn from this work.
Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate and blindstamp.
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