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The genus Ambrosinia was named after the two brothers

AMBROSINI, H. Phytologiae hoc est de Plantis partis primae tomus primus. In quo Herbarum nostro seculo descriptarum, nomina, aequivoca, synonyma, ac etymologiae investigantur...

Boloniae, sumptibus Haeredum Evangelistae de Duccijs, 1666. Folio (310 x 205mm). pp. (16, incl. frontisp.) 576, (72, incl. 2 blanks), with fine all...

EUR 4,800

BARBARUS, H. Corollarii libri quinque non ante impressi...

Venice 1516. Folio. Leaves 106. Later vellum.

EUR 1,200

The first work on coniferous trees and one of the first botanical books to cover a single species

BELON, P. De arboribus coniferis, resiniferis, aliis quoque nonnullis sempiterna fronde virentibus, cum earundem iconibus ad vivum expressis....

Paris, E. Corrozet, 1553. 4to (198 x 148mm). ff. (8), 32 with 8 woodcuts in the text. Recent marbled boards.

EUR 2,700

A celebrated herbal which marks an epoch in the history of botanic illustration

BRUNFELS, O. Herbarium Vivae Eicones ad naturae imitationem ...

Strassburg, J. Schott, 1532. [with:] Novi Herbarii Tomvs II. Strassburg, J. Schott, 1536. Folio (320 x 205mm). pp. (viii), 266, (66, including fina...

EUR 18,000

the plants are arranged acording to the signs of the zodiac

The colouring of this copy is particularly fine using gouache and watercolours

CARRICHTER, B. Horn des heyls menschlicher blödigkeit. Oder Kreütterbuch darinn die Kreütter des Teutschen lands ausz dem Liecht der Natur nach rechter art der himmelischen einfliessungen beschiben. Durch Philomusum Anonymum...

Strassburg, C. Müller, 1576. Folio (305 x 195mm). ff. (14, one blank), 188, (13), with 58 contemporary hand-coloured woodcuts. Contemporary limp v...

EUR 12,000

devoted to exotic plants and animals

CLUSIUS, C. Exoticorum libri decem: quibus animalium, plantarum, aromatum, aliorumque peregrinorum fructuum historiae describuntur: Item Petri Bellonii Observationes...

Leiden, Officina Pantiniana, Franciscus Raphelingius the younger, 1605. Folio (340 x 210mm). pp. (xvi), 378, (10); 52; (28); (xii), 242, (2), with ...

EUR 12,000

early work on botanical theory, reflecting the influence of Theophrastus

COSTEO, G. De Universali Stirpium natura libri duo...

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...

EUR 2,000

a compilation of Crescentiis' work with that of Estienne & Liebault and Jacques du Fouilloux

CRESCENTIIS, P. DE. New Feldt und Ackerbaw, darinen deutlich begriffen wie man auss rechtem Grund der Natur auch langwiriger erfahrung in 15 Bücher beschrieben...

Franckfurt am Mayn, durch Peter Schmid in verlegung Sigmund Feyrabends, 1583. Folio (333 x 210mm). pp. (12, last leaf blank), 566, (12), title prin...

EUR 9,500

Dalechamp is considered by some authorities to have been one of the most erudite of the French botanists of the 16th century

ONE OF TWO COMPLETE COPIES KNOWN (see Hunt 24)

DEN GROTEN HERBARIUS MET AL SIJN FIGUREN DIE ORTUS SANITATIS GENAEMT IS OM DIE CRACHTEN VÃ ALLE CRUYDEN TE WETENÉ?.

Antwerpen, (Claes) de Grave, June 1526. Folio (270 x 195mm). 188 Leaves, with over 400 woodcuts. Early 20th century red morocco, richly gilt decora...

EUR 29,000

A masterwork what botany in the Dutch speaking countries is concerned

one of the earliest treatises on 'garden flowers'

DODONAEUS, R. Florum, et Coronariarum Odoratarumque nonnullarum herbarum historia. Altera editio.

Antwerp, C. Plantin, 1569. 8vo (165 x 107mm). pp. 311, (9), with Plantin's device on title and 109 mostly full-page woodcuts by Arnaud Nicolai and ...

EUR 1,800

Many of the woodcuts were copies of the 8vo edition of Fuchs' herbal

DODONAEUS, R. Histoire des Plantes, en laquelle est contenue la description entiere des herbes, c'est à dire, leurs especes, forme, noms, temperament, vertus... nouvellement traduite de bas Aleman en François par Charles de l'Escluse.

Anvers, Iean Loë, 1557. Folio (280 x 195mm). pp. (24), 584. (36), with c. 800 woodcuts in the text.Early 18th century full red morocco, sides with...

EUR 9,000

he made here an attempt to an explanation of the parts of the plants.

DODONAEUS, R. Stirpium Historia pemptades sex, sive libri XXX ...

Antverpiae, ex Officina Plantiniana, apud B. & I. Moretos, 1616. Folio (346 x 230mm). pp. (16), 872, (66), with fine engraved title and 1341 woodcu...

EUR 5,500

charming compilation of accounts of remarkable plants, illustrated with equally remarkable woodcuts

DURET, C. Histoire admirable des plantes et herbes esmerveillable & miraculeuses en nature: mesmes d'aucunes qui sont vrays Zoophytes, ou Plant-animales, Plantes & Animaux tout ensemble,

pour avoir vie vegetative, sensitive & animale: Avec leurs Portraicts au naturel, selon les histoires, descriptions, voyages, & navigations des anc...

EUR 10,000

the plants are depicted full-page with German and Latin names

FUCHS, L. Primi de Stirpium historia comentariorum tomi vivae Imagines...

Basileae, Isingrin, 1549. 8vo (165 x 105mm). pp. (16), 516, with woodcut printer's device on titlepage and 516 full page woodcuts, leaves ruled in ...

EUR 6,500

The plates are finely coloured and show flowers, fruit, vegetables and green houses

GREEN, T. The Universal Herbal; or, Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary, containing an account of all the known plants in the world, arranged according to the Linnean system. Second

edition, revised and improved. London, Caxton Press, 1824 (-28). 2 volumes. 4to (260 x 206mm). pp. (4), 790; 885, 56, with 3 stipple-engraved handc...

EUR 2,000

The Italian woodcuts are based on the German 'Herbarius' cuts but all are newly designed, being finer in execution

(HERBARIUS LATINUS). Tractatus de Virtutibus Herbarum. (colophon:)

Venice, Joannes Rubeus and Bernardinus Vercellensis, March 15 1509. 4to (210 x 150 mm), ff. (4), 150, (18, including terminal blank), with 150 wood...

EUR 12,000

The 'Hortus sanitatis', in its many editions and translations was the most popular and influential herbal of its time

A rare early treatise on fruit trees, tree planting and crafting

MASCALL, L. A booke of the Arte and maner how to Plant and Graffe all sortes of Trees, how to set Stones and sowe Pepins, to make wilde Trees to graffe on, as also remedies and Medicines...

London, John Wight, 1582. Small 4to (190 x 132mm). pp. (24), 84, (12), large woodcut on title, one plate of grafting tools, 6 woodcuts in the text ...

EUR 9,800

attractively bound copy of this profusely illustrated German edition of Matthioli's famous herbal

the final and most complete form of Mattioli's texts

MATTIOLI, P.A. Opera quae extant omnia, hoc est Commentarii in VI libros Pedacii Dioscorides Anazarbei de medica materia; adjectis in margine variis Graeci textus lectionibus a Casparo Bauhino. ... Editio altera.

Basileae, J. König, 1674. Folio. pp. (120), 1027, 22, 236, (6), with a fine engraved title and overa 1000 woodcuts in the text. Contemporary vellu...

EUR 3,900

only work on herbals ever made which shows the original leaves together with an excellent bibliography

NISSEN, C. Kräuterbücher aus fünf Jahrhunderten. 50 Orginalblätter aus deutschen, französischen, niederländischen, englischen, italienischen und Schweizer Kräuterbüchern.

Mit historischer Einleitung und Bibliographie. München/ Robert Wölfle, Zürich/ l'Art Ancien, Olten/Weiss-Hesse, 1956. Folio (500 x 360mm). With ...

EUR 2,500

a treatise on medical plants of India

the most extensive documentation on the Brazilian flora and fauna of the 17th century

PISO, W. & MARCGRAF, G. Historia naturalis Brasiliae, ... in qua non tantum Plantae et Animalia, sed et indigenarum morbi, ingenia et mores describuntur...

Lugdun. Batavorum et Amstelodami, F. Hackium apud L. Elzevirium, 1648. Folio (397 x 248mm). pp. (xii, including frontispiece), 122, (2); (iv), 293...

EUR 18,000

a walnut looked like the human brain, so would cure head ailments

PORTA, J.B. Phytognomonica. Octo libris contenta; in quibus nova, facillimaque affertur methodus, qua plantarum, animalium, metallorum; rerum denique omnium ex prima extimae faciei inspectione quiuis abditas vires affequatur.

Francofurti, apud Ioannem Wechelum & Petrum Fischerum consortes, 1591. Royal-8vo (207 x 134 mm) pp.(16), 552, with woodcut portrait of Porta on ver...

EUR 1,200

Rivinius was a pioneer of modern binomial nomenclature

RIVINUS, A.O. Introductio generalis in Rem Herbariam.

Ordines Plantarum quae sunt Flore irregulari. Lipsiae, sumptibus Autoris, C. Güntheri; C. Fleischeri; J.H. Richteri, 1690-1699. 4 parts (bound in ...

EUR 30,000

The 101 woodcuts are printed from the original blocks of Fuchs 'De Stirpium historia', 1542, the most celebrated herbal ever published

(SCHINZ, S.). Anleitung zu der Pflanzenkenntniss und derselben nützlichsten Anwendung. Mit hundert illuminirten Tafeln.

Zürich, Verlag des Waysenhauses, 1774. Folio (366 x 230mm). pp. 129, (1, blank), 1 leaf of 'Entwurfder Tafeln', title with engraved vignette, 2 ha...

EUR 8,500

Das beste und meistgebrauchte Apotherhilfsbuch des 17. und 18. Jahrh.

A fine complete copy in an impressive contemporary binding of the second enlarged edition to be edited by Caspar and Jean Bauhin

TABERNAEMONTANUS, J.T. Neu vollkommen Kräuter-Buch/ Darinnen über 3000. Kräuter/ mit schönen und kunstlichen Figuren/ auch deren Unterscheid und Würckung/

samt ihren Namen in mancherley Sprachen/ beschrieben: Desgleichen auch/ wie dieselbige in allerhandKranckheiten/ beyde der Menschen und des Viehs ....

EUR 4,900

The fine engravings are by the author and show recently introduced plants

TRIONFETTI, G.B. Observationes de Ortu, ac vegetatione Plantarum cum Novarum Stirpium historia iconibus illustrata...

Romae, Typis Dominici Antonii Herculis, 1685. 4to (245 x 175mm). pp. (6), 106, with 17 fine engraved plates. Recent red calf, spine in 6 compartmen...

EUR 2,800

Valentini's 'Museum of museums', is a comprehensive survey of European Wunder-Kunst- & Schatzkammern

VALENTINI, M.B. Historia simplicium reformata, Musei Museorum titulo antehâc in Vernaculâ edita... Accedit India Literata.

Francofurti ad Moenum, Officina Zunneriana, 1716. Folio (350 x 215mm). 2 parts bound in one. pp. (26), 664, (16), engraved title-vignette and 30 (s...

EUR 4,500

the first botanical book to utilise colour-printed mezzotint successfully