New York, East
5 June 1997
MATTIOLI, PIETRO ANDREA. I Discorsi...nelli sei libri di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo della materia Medicinale. Venice: Appresso gli Heredi di Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1573. Folio, 313 x 207 mm., late seventeenth-century half calf, rebacked with original backstrip laid down; title spotted with some staining at edges, some leaves evenly browned, gutter margin renewed on final leaf of first work (4M5), upper fore-corners renewed on all six leaves of second part, some spotting and staining throughout, mostly marginal. Later Italian edition (the first Italian illustrated edition was published in 1555), with Del Modo di distillare le acque at end, woodcut printer's device on titles and at end, numerous woodcuts in text. Nissen 1304; NLM/Durling 3025.
Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate -- Robert de Belder.
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