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5 June 1997
MACER FLORIDUS (or AEMILIUS), [pseud., ODO OF MEUNG?]. Macri de Materia medica lib, V. versibus conscripti. Per Ianum Cornarium... emendati ac annotati. Frankfurt: Christian Egenolff, (1540). 8vo, 146 x 91 mm., early 19th-century German half calf, slightly worn, dampstaining, occasional foxing, R3 with shoulder note shaved. 5 parts in one, italic type, headings in roman, some shoulder notes in Greek, woodcut printer's device on title, larger version on verso of last leaf. NLM/Durling 2893.
First and only(?) edition by the Frankfurt physician Janus Cornarius (1500-1558), editor of Hippocrates and translator of other medieval medical texts. The Macer Floridus poem with Cornarius's commentary make up parts 1-3, part 4 contains a spurious addition of 20 chapters, and part 5 consists of a verse tract in 743 hexameters by Marbodus, bishop of Rennes (d. 1123), on the healing properties of precious stones.
Provenance: F. Wernekinck, bookplate --Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate and blindstamp.
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