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Theophrastus.
Single leaf from Peri phyton historia [romanized from the Greek; i.e., in Latin, De historia plantarum].
Venetiis (Venice): Aldus Manutius, 1497. Folio (30 cm, 11.625"). [1] f. Leaf 133 from the editio princeps of Theophrastus' work on botany, printed in 1497 as volume one of part four of Aldus' fiv- part edition of the works of Aristotle that he printed at Venice from 1495 to 1498. The text is printed in Aldus' Greek font 1 and on paper watermarked with the Orb 1 design. (See UCLA, Aldine Press: Catalogue of the Ahmanson-Murphy Collection, the 2001 edition, p.54, for type and paper data, and p. 607 for illustration of the watermark.) ESTC ia00959000; GKW 2334; Goff A-959. Inner margin shows removal from a bound volume; upper margin has light foxing; some cockling of paper. Verso has remnants of small tabs indicating leaf had been tipped onto a mat. => Handsome.
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