RÖSSLIN, EUCHARIAS. Kreuterbuch von allen Kreuter, Gethier, Gesteine und Metal, Natur nutz unnd gebrauch. Mit aller derenn leblicher Abconterfeytunge. Distillier zeug und Bericht aller handt Kostbarliche Wasser zubrennen, halten und gebrauchen. Alles über vorige Edition gebesseret unnd gemehret... Frankfurt: Christian Egenolff, (1536).
Folio, 307 x 204 mm., modern vellum over boards, Bb3-4 misbound after Cc2, A1 torn and patched, tear into R5, a few marginal tears, some mostly marginal dampstaining, single small wormhole throughout, worm track to last 5 leaves.
Third edition, double column, title printed above large woodcut of garden scene with distillery, inset of sick patient, group of doctors and other related activities, partial title border composed of several small cuts of plants, animals, fruits and minerals, approximately 250 text woodcuts of plants, animals, distilling apparatus, etc.
A reprint of Egenolph's 1535 edition of Rösslin's compilation (see lot --), enlarged and with additional woodcuts, primarily of animals, not included in the 1533 edition. The title woodcut was used in later editions of Rösslin and copied in reverse for some of Egenolff's editions of Lonitzer. Like all of Egenolff's botanical publications, most of which were illustrated with woodcuts copied illicitly from Fuchs, Brunfels and other contemporary herbals, this edition is RARE.
BM/STC, p. 230 (under Cube); Hunt 38 (stating that the only other copy found was the Brittish Library copy); Nissen 1668.
Provenance: Kenneth K. Mackenzie; Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate and blindstamp.