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HORTUS SANITATIS. GERMAN] GART DER GESUNTHEIT; zu Latin Ortus Sanitatis.
B. Beck, Strassburg, 1529. Folio. ff.(143). Lacking the final blank leaf. Double column text. Profusely illustrated with a total of 426 woodcuts, including 4 on the title page. One barely visble repair to the final leaf of index. Overall, a very clean copy. [BOUND SECOND AFTER]: (MEDICINE) Fries, Lorenz. SPIEGEL DER ARTZNEY. [Edited by Otto Brunfels]. Strassburg: B. Beck. 1529. Folio. ff.CXLI. Lacking the final blank leaf. Title with elaborate woodcut border with 4 sections including portraits "Galienus" and "Aescolapius." Full page woodcut of a dissected body on f.X. Both works bound together in original roll-tooled pigskin, each cover with a central stamped figure. Pigskin has some old soling. Small repair at the front hinge. Both clasps present, but one catch defective. Overall, a beautiful copy in its original binding. These 2 works were each published separately, but are often found bound together. Housed in a brown cloth folding box, with some discoloration. I. This German edition of the HORTUS SANITATIS is an abridgement, it consists of sections two to five: animals, birds, fish and stones, without section one on herbs. It is a very important, profusely illustrated encyclopedia of natural history. Durling 2467. VD16 H5125. II. Lorenz Fries (d. circa 1532-1550) was a physician from Colmar, astrologer, author and cartographer. His "Mirror of Medicine" first appeared in 1514, with 6 more editions printed by 1546. The 1529 edition is newly corrected. See Durling 1664. VD16 F2873. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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