New York, East
5 June 1997
MACER FLORIDUS (or AEMILIUS), [pseud., ODO OF MEUNG?]. De herbarum virtutibus Aemilii Macri... cum succincta admodum difficilium & obscurorum locorum, D. Georgii Pictorii... expositione, antea nunquam in lucem edita... Basel: (Heinrich Petri, March 1559). 8vo, 156 x 104 mm., later vellum over pasteboards, recased with glue, now unglued, text block detaching, dampstaining to fore-margins at front. Printer's device on verso of last leaf, 52 small woodcuts of plants, with blank leaf [SUPPLY DAGGER SIGN]4. Adams O-63; NLM/Durling 2894.
First edition with the notes and commentaries of Georgius Pictoriu, a physician and professor of medecine at Freiburg who was the author of several neo-Latin poems on witchcraft. This is the first of at least two editions of Macer Floridus illsustrated with these woodcuts, taken from Petri's editions of Crescentiis (1538 and 1548).
Provenance: J. B. Holzinger, bookplate -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate and blindstamp.
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