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[Hortus Sanitatis]

ORTUS SANITATIS. De Herbis et Plantis. De Animalibus & Reptilibus. De Avibus. Tabula Medicinalis cum Directorio Generali per Omnes Tractatus.

      This book is sold by Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc. ABAA, shipping from Santa Monica, CA - Seller on AbeBooks Marketplace. The second edition (after the Mainz 1491 printing). It is the first edition to be printed by Pruess, who printed three editions before 1501. One of the most richly illustrated books of the 15th century and one of the great works of medieval science, medicine and botany. The encyclopedic text includes an index of diseases, a long treatise on urine and its properties, a discussion of gemstones, pharmacology, animal husbandry, etc., etc. With approximately half of the text relating to plants & herbs, it is considered one of the great early herbals. BMC I, 124; Goff H487; Hain 8941; Klebs 509.3. Dibner. HERALDS OF SCIENCE #77. Folio. 360 leaves, complete. Double column text. Illustrated with over 1,000 woodcuts showing plants and herbs, land animals, birds, fishes, stones and minerals (including the magnet). [Publisher: Johan Pruess Not after 21 October, 1497]

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