MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. Commentarii in VI. libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica materia. Venice: Felice Valgrisi, 1583. 2 parts in one, folio, 341 x 231 mm., contemporary blindstamped pigskin over boards, brass catches and clasp (lacks one), edges gilt and gauffered; upper hinge cracked, some scattered foxing, occasional offsetting or showthrough of coloring, tear on Dd2 (crossing 9 lines of text), fore-corners renewed on Dd8, small hole on yy5 (affecting a few words), some staining and soiling throughout.
Woodcut printer's device on titles and at end, full-page woodcut portrait of Mattioli on b2v, and numerous large woodcuts in text of plants, fish, animals, a few genre scenes (including farming activities), and distilling apparatus (illustrating De Ratione Distandi Aquas), THE WOODCUTS COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND.
Second enlarged edition, with the full series of the large woodcuts, and containing De Ratione Distillandi Aquas at end.
Adams D-675; Nissen BBI 1305; Hunt 145; Pritzel 5985.
Provenance: Joan: Geoorg: Brix, M.D., early inscription on title -- "Ex Bibliotheca Dri Brix de Wahlberg Archiat: Fürstenberg," inscription on front free endpaper.