New York, East
5 June 1997
DU PINET, ANTOINE. Historia plantarum...Simplicium medicamentorum facultates, secundum Locos & genera, ex Dioscoride, Lyons: Gabriel Cotier 1561. 16mo., 117 x 75mm. old speckled calf, unlettered spine, edges stained red, chipped at top of spine, joints cracked, front free endpaper removed, title stained and abraded with loss of some text (supplied in ink), bookplate affixed to verso of title, scattered dampstains and soiling, small tera to fore-margins of first 10 leaves, L2 stained, lacks L1 (present in facsimile). FIRST EDITION of DuPinet's condensed compilation from Matthioli and other authors, title within elaborate woodcut border, numerous small botanical woodcuts printed one to the page, titlepage and A FEW WOODCUTS COLORED OR PARTIALLY COLORED in a contemporary hand, mostly in pale green with occasion touches of scarlet. Baudrier IV, p.72; Durling 1327; Hunt 85; Nissen 565; Pritzel 2539.
Provenance: "Ex Bibliotheca Arm. Jul. Princip. de Rohan Arch. Duc. Rem.," engraved armorial bookplate -- E. Debeaux, small ownership stamp in lower margin of titlepage -- Kenneth Mackenzie/Horticultural Society of New York.
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