New York, East
5 June 1997
DODOENS, REMBERT. Stirpium historiae pemptades sex, Antwerp: Plantin-Moretus 1616. Folio, 367 x 232 mm., seventeenth-century vellum over boards, later gilt morocco spine label, edges stained red, vellum soiled at edges and spine, minor stains to gutter margin of *. a few small rust-spots, otherwise a very tall. Second edition (first 1583) corrected and expanded and constituting the definitive edition of Dodoens' botanical writings. Engraved architectural titlepage with figures of Theophrastus and Dioscorides and various flowering plants, roman letter, eight-line and smaller woodcut capitals, 1309 woodcuts in the text (six of them copied from the Julia Anicia Codex of Dioscorides), Plantin's woodcut device on last page. Hunt 201 ("best revised and enlarged edition"); Nissen 517; Stafleu & Cowan 1489; cf. Anderson, counting 1,341 woodcuts.
Provenance: Earl of Aylesford, Packington, Warwicks., etched bookplate (affixed to verso of free endpaper).
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