[Hortus Sanitatis, German]. Ortus Sanitatis: gart der gesuntheit, von allen Tieren Foglen Fischen und edlem gestein, uszgezogen was des menschen leib zu gesuntheit dienen mag. Nüw corigiert...hin zu gesetzt vil guter stück usz dem herbario. Strassburg: Johannes Grüninger 1529.
Collation: 6 A-M6 N4 O-T6 V4 X-Y6 Z4 aa-bb6. 150 leaves, with signatures. Contents: 1r: title to the register, with large woodcut showing people engaged in play, castle, fountain and sea in background, v. blank, r-6v: index to the first four sections (animals, fish, birds and precious stones), A1r: general title, illustrated with four woodcuts (as in divisional title to part 2 of the Hortus editions), A1v: foreword, A2r: full-page cut of skeleton with letterpress anatomical captions, A2v-Z4v: text, parts 1-4, aa1r-aa2v: index to part 5, aa3r-bb6r: text, part 5 (plants), v. blank. Gothic type. Double column. 46 lines and headlines, marginal letter keys to indices. Numerous small text woodcuts, woodcut four-line Lombard and white-on-black initials. Fols. F6 and G1 torn at gutter, catching two letters of F6, quire F coming unsewn, small abrasion to Z1 obscuring a few letters, several leaves browned or lightly foxed, some dampstaining.
Abridged German translation of the Hortus Sanitatis. The first German edition, also abridged, was published by Johann Prüss in 1509. The present edition, which was apparently shared by the printers Balthassar Beck and Johann Grüninger, is described on the title-page as "newly corrected [and] more entertaining to read than before", and consists principally of the second part of the traditional Hortus, with a short (ten leaves) section on plants bound in at the end, containing 21 woodcuts. The small text woodcuts, which are considerably fewer in number, are copies of some of the Prüss Hortus cuts; the skeleton cut was printed from the same block as in the Prüss editions. RARE.
Nissen BBI 2372; NLM/Durling 2467 (Beck issue, also bound with a copy of Fries, Spiegel, as below); Ahumada 19; not in Adams, BM/STC or Pritzel.
FRIES, LORENZ. Spiegel der artzney...gebessert und widerumb fleissig übersehen durch Othonem Brunfels. Strassburg: Balthassar Beck 1529.
142 leaves with signatures, including final blank, Gothic type, printed marginalia, title within woodcut figurative border showing Galen and Aescolapius and two women and two men engaged in domestic activities, woodcut initials as in the Ortus. Tear to gutter of h1 catching a letter, severe stain with tear to h4v, the stain showing through to previous leaves, light spotting to title and a few other leaves.
NLM/Durling 1664; not in Adams or BM/STC.
Chancery folio, 288 x 199mm. (11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.), contemporary blind roll-tooled sheep, two leather and brass fore-edge clasps, edges lettered "29" in old ink, broken.
Provenance: "Reimprecht von Boimont zw Bairsch...ritter emit Auguste anno 1530/20 Juni", inscription on front pastedown; Juan Carlos Ahumada, bookplate; the present owner.