New York, East
5 June 1997
LOBEL, MATHIAS DE and PIERRE PENA. Plantarum seu Stirpium historia... [bound with:] Nova Stirpium adversaria, perfacilis vestigatio, luculenta qua accessio ad priscorum, praesertim Dioscorides, & recentiorum, materiam medicam... Antwerp: Plantin, 1576. 2 works in one, folio, 303 x 201 mm., modern morocco, spine faded; minor soiling, some light marginal dampstains, occasional light browning. FIRST EDITION, with 2 of 3 pastedown cancels of woodcuts in the first work (on R3r and R4v) and the five cancels (3 inserted slips, 2 pastedown) described in Hunt. 2 titles with architectural woodcut borders, numerous woodcut initals and approximately 1800 woodcuts in text (SOME WITH EARLY HAND-COLORING [approx. 20 at beginning]). Hunt 126 and 127; Nissen BBI 1218; Voet 1578.
Provenance: Philippe de Vilmorin, bookplate -- Robert de Belder.
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