New York, East
5 June 1997
FUCHS, LEONHARD. Plantarum Effigies. Lyons: Balthazar Arnoullet, 1551. 16mo, 118 x 69mm, CONTEMPORARY LYONNESE CALF, panelled in blind with gilt corner and central ornament, rebacked preserving original gilt backstrip, edges gilt and gauffered, quire d precedes quire c, quire f precedes quire e and quire B is bound within quire kk, with blank leaves B4 and kk4. SECOND EDITION, FIRST ISSUE and the fourth use of the Boussy woodcuts. Printer's sea-horse device (Baudrier 6) on title, woodcut author portrait on title verso, 516 woodcuts of plants by Clément Boussy, the text comprises only the plant-names of each woodcut in Greek, Latin, French, Italian and German. Baudrier X:129-130; Nissen 670; Harvard/Mortimer,French 241.
A very attractive copy in a contemporary binding. This small-format edition was particularly well-suited to the miniature botanical woodcuts by Boussy commissioned by Arnoullet in 1547. The series is here aumented by six woodcuts.
Provenance: "E. Crac. 1566" on rear pastedown -- Council of Danzig, 17th-century engraved bookplate -- Robert de Belder.
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