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Turin, heirs of Nicolo Bevilacqua, 1578. 4to (208 x 145mm). pp. (viii), 496, (16), with printer's device on title, small wormhole from binding just touching title and first leaf, with small stain, otherwise a very crisp, clean copy in contemporary limp vellum.
early work on botanical theory, reflecting the influence of Theophrastus
First edition, an important early work on botanical theory, reflecting the influence of Theophrastus. Costeo discusses the generation of plants, the differences of species, causes of variation, creation of varieties, plant nutrition, origin of plant's colour and scent, the origin of their medical properties, etc. Costeo (d. 1603), an Italian physician, was editor of texts by Avicenna, Galen, and Yuhanna, and instrumental in the appreciation of Arabic contributions to medicine and science.
Hunt 131; Pritzel 1921.