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MONARDES, N. (et al.).
Histoire des Drogues espisceries, et de certains medicamens simples, qui naissent és Indes & en l'Amerique. Cette matiere comprise en six Livres: dont il y a cinq tirés du Latin de
Charles de l'Escluse: & l'Histoire du Baulme adioustee de nouveau: où il est prové, que nous avons le vray Baulme d'Arabie, contre l'opinion des anciens & modernes. Le tout fidellement translaté en François, par Antoine Colin... Seconde edition... Lyon, Jean Pillehotte, 1619. 6 parts in one volume. 8vo. pp. (16), 369 (15); 176, (6); 102,(8); 262, (6), with numerous woodcuts in the text. Recent red morocco, gilt edges.

A gathering of the principal texts on exotic plants of the 16th century, comprising works of Acosta, Orto, Monardes, and Alpini. The Acosta, Orta, and Monardes were translated by Colin from the Clusius' Latin versions, while the Alpini was translated by Colin directly from the Latin. He published his translations of the first three authors in 1602. The present edition includes the Alpini translation for the first time, and the whole has been substantially enlarged both with woodcuts and additional, informed commentary by Colin. As Guerra remarks it is not a simple reprint but a new edition in its own right. Small skilful paper repair to outer margin of title. A very fine copy of this rare item. Guerra 39.
 


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