New York, East
5 June 1997
DURANTE, CASTORE. Herbario novo... Venice: Sessa, 1602. Folio, 315 x 202 mm., contemporary vellum, joints splitting near ends, boards somewhat bowed. Second edition of Durante's herbal, enlarged with the suite of 110 woodcuts at the end which had not appeared in the first edition (1585). Woodcut printer's device on title and at end, 2 woodcut portraits on title verso, 965 woodcuts in text, and 110 added woodcuts on 10 leaves at end. Nissen BBI 569.
Provenance: Biblioteca Terzi, bookplate -- Henry D., bookplate -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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