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. Botanisches Institut der K.K. Universität Wien, ink stamp on title; KKM/HSNY, bookplate -- MATTIOLI. Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum, cum Censura in eiusdem ennarationes... Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1558. 8vo, 159 x 96 mm., later half vellum. FIRST EDITION of Mattioli's famous and vicious attack on Amatus Lusitanus, his rival as an editor and commentator on Dioscorides. On the title-page Mattioli intentionally mis-spelled Amatus's name as Amathus (meaning simpleton). Woodcut printer's device on title-page. Hunt 78; Pritzel 5977. KKM/HSNY, bookplate -- MATTIOLI. Epistolarum Medicinalium Libri Quinque. Lyon: Caesarem Farinam, 1564. 8vo, 167 x 108 mm., contemporary vellum; some pale dampstaining. Second edition (first Prague 1561) of this collection of Mattioli's botanical and medical correspondence, including many of his controversies with his academic rivals. Woodcut printer's device on title. Adams M-911; Daudrier I, p. 148 (listing only one other book by this printer); NLM/Durling 3034. KKM/HSNY, bookplate -- PASINI, ANTONIO. Annotationi, & Emendationi nella tradottione dell'eccell. P. Andrea Matthioli de' Cinque Libri della materia medicinale di Dioscoride Anazerbeo... Bergamo: Comino Ventura, 1591. 4to, 245 x 174 mm., contemporary vellum, stained; a few leaves lightly browned. FIRST EDITION. Woodcut printer's device on title and several fine woodcut initials. A commentary on Mattioli's commentary on Dioscorides, with particular referecne to Arabian plants not included in Mattioli's work; largely based on plants described by Serapion (the principal medieval source for knowledge of Arabian and Oriental plants). Haller I, p. 377; not in Adams; this edition not in STC/Italian (second edition only), NLM/Durling (a 17th century edition only), or Wellcome. Early inscription on front free endpaper; stamp "F C" (with a bell between letters) on front flyleaf; KKM/HSNY, bookplate. (4) " /> MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. De Plantis Epitome utilissima...novis plane, et ad vivum expressis iconubus, descriptionibusq... Frankfurt: [J. Feyrabend], 1586. <I>4to, 217 x 170, contemporary limp vellum, covers with stamped borders, upper cover with initials "P E F" stamped at center, lower cover with central ornament; text lightly browned.</I> 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.</I> Hunt 153; Nissen <I>BBI</I> 1308. Botanisches Institut der K.K. Universität Wien, ink stamp on title; KKM/HSNY, bookplate -- MATTIOLI. Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum, cum Censura in eiusdem ennarationes... Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1558. <I>8vo, 159 x 96 mm., later half vellum.</I> FIRST EDITION of Mattioli's famous and vicious attack on Amatus Lusitanus, his rival as an editor and commentator on Dioscorides. On the title-page Mattioli intentionally mis-spelled Amatus's name as Amathus (meaning simpleton). Woodcut printer's device on title-page. Hunt 78; Pritzel 5977. KKM/HSNY, bookplate -- MATTIOLI. Epistolarum Medicinalium Libri Quinque. Lyon: Caesarem Farinam, 1564. <I>8vo, 167 x 108 mm., contemporary vellum; some pale dampstaining.</I> Second edition (first Prague 1561) of this collection of Mattioli's botanical and medical correspondence, including many of his controversies with his academic rivals. Woodcut printer's device on title. Adams M-911; Daudrier I, p. 148 (listing only one other book by this printer); NLM/Durling 3034. KKM/HSNY, bookplate -- PASINI, ANTONIO. Annotationi, & Emendationi nella tradottione dell'eccell. P. Andrea Matthioli de' Cinque Libri della materia medicinale di Dioscoride Anazerbeo... Bergamo: Comino Ventura, 1591. <I>4to, 245 x 174 mm., contemporary vellum, stained; a few leaves lightly browned.</I> FIRST EDITION. Woodcut printer's device on title and several fine woodcut initials. A commentary on Mattioli's commentary on Dioscorides, with particular referecne to Arabian plants not included in Mattioli's work; largely based on plants described by Serapion (the principal medieval source for knowledge of Arabian and Oriental plants). Haller I, p. 377; not in Adams; this edition not in STC/<I>Italian</I> (second edition only), NLM/Durling (a 17th century edition only), or Wellcome. Early inscription on front free endpaper; stamp "F C" (with a bell between letters) on front flyleaf; KKM/HSNY, bookplate. (4) | Christie's