New York, East
5 June 1997
MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. De Plantis Epitome utilissima... Frankfurt: [J. Feyrabend], 1586. 4to, 221 x 175 mm., bound in sixteenth-century vellum from a manuscript antiphonal leaf, ruled in red, some chipping and evidence of fire damage at head of spine; gauge on blank fore-margin affecting 7 leaves (O3-O8 and P1), lower fore-corner chipped on Hh2, upper fore-corner on Eee6, some light marginal browning. The first Camerarius edition, with the first appearance of the Gesner/Camerarius suite of woodcuts. Woodcut printer's device on title and several hundred woodcuts in text. Hunt 153; Nissen BBI 1308.
Provenance: "Liver Aca demia," early inscription on title -- Donum Dn. Haaci Spämespergeni Stirensis Austriaci ao 1603 Lüdomiersino Görticium transformissum 6 Aug," inscription on title -- extensive marginalia in various early hands -- E. Meyer, signature on front free endpaper (dated 1827?) -- Librairie F. Savy, bookseller's label on upper pastedown -- Librairie Jacques Lechevalier, bookseller's label on upper pastedown -- Liber. Biblioth. Academ. Francof., circular bookplate -- Ex Bibl. Univ. Viad. Vrat., stamp on title verso -- Robert de Belder.
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