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Basel, Johann Decker, 1678. Folio (350 x 215 mm). pp. (4), 792, (72), title printed in red and black and numerous woodcuts in the text. Contemporary blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards, monogram I.G.W. and date 1681 on frontcover, original clasps.
attractively bound copy of this profusely illustrated German edition of Matthioli's famous herbal
A very nice and attractively bound copy of this profusely illustrated German edition of Matthioli's famous herbal. The first edition in the German language was published in 1563 in Prague. 'Pier Andrea Mattioli was an Italian physician whose main claim to fame was his commentaries on the 'Materia medica' of Dioscorides, the fame of which eventually brought him successive appointments as physician to the Archduke Ferdinand I and the Emperor Maximilian II' (Johnston, 77).
One index leaf loose and old owner's signature on title.
Nissen BBI, 1311.