New York, East
5 June 1997
MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. Commentarii in sex libros Pedadacii Dioscorides Anazarbei de Medica materia,...Adiectis plantarum, & animalium Iconibus, supra priores editiones longè pluribus, ad vivum delineatis. Venice: Ex Officina Valgrisiana, 1570. Folio, 320 x 206 mm., contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with brass catches and clasp (lacks one); upper inner joint cracked, lower hinge tightened, hole on 4H2 (crossing six lines of text and affecting approximately 8 words), some lower margins wormed on final three leaves. An expanded edition, includes Mattioli's Latin translation of Dioscorides, with "De ratione distillandi aquas ex omnibus plantis..." at end, with printer's woodcut device on title and at end and over 1200 woodcuts in text (over 300 new woodcuts appearing for the first time). Adams D-673; NLM/Durling 3013; Pritzel 5985.
Provenance: "Monastery Gott...censiss," early inscription on title -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York.
"Monastery Gott...censiss," early inscription on title -- Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York -- Robert de Belder.
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