De Stirpibus vel plantis ordine Alphabetico digestis Epitome, longe quam antehac, per Ioannem Brohon Constantinatem, locupletior, emendatiorque edita. Cui accesserunt volatilium, gressilium, piscium, placentarumque magis frequetium apud Gallias no(m)i(n)a, per Leodegarium a Quercu.
Caen, M. Angier & D. Bouvet, 1541. 8vo (166 x 110mm). ff. 32. Later vellum, gilt lettered spine
First edition of this very rare item. WorldCat lists only 2 copies. One in the British Library and one in the Bibl. Nat. de France. Jean Brohon was born in Coutances at the end of the 16th century and died around 1575. He was director of the University of Caen and was a botanist, a physician as well as an astronomer. The work is based on the 'In Ruellium de Stirpibus Epitome' by L. à Quercu (i.e. Léger Duchesne). The work is an alphabetical list of plants in Latin and French and refers to Theophrast, Plinius, Galen, Dioscorides etc. At the end is a small addenda dedicated to fishes and birds. "Cet opuscule est surtout curieux parceque qu'il fournit les noms vulgaires de beaucoup de plantes et d'animaux" (Delisle). Marginal tear to D3 and repaired tear to D5. A good copy. B.M. (Nat. Hist.) I, 254; During 711 (quoting the edition of 1543).
Item nr. 9509
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