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MONARDES, Nicolas
Ioyfull newes out of the new-found vvorlde. Wherein are declared, the rare and singuler vertues of diuers herbs, trees, plants, oyles & stones, .
Printed by E. Allde, by the assigne of Bonham Norton, 1596. 4to. Four parts in one volume. ff. [iv], 163, 173 [i.e. 171]-187. A , A-2Y . First leaf blank but for large signature mark "A". Black letter, prefaces in Roman, side-notes in Italic. First and second title-page within fine typographical borders, grotesque ornaments on the other two titles, floriated woodcut initials, woodcut head and tail-pieces, typographical ornaments, 12 woodcuts in the text, three full-page, illustrating herbs and plants, contemporary autograph on title, and each part title, of Henry Bynge (possibly the MP from Grantchester, Cambridgeshire and Gray's Inn, London 1573-1635), early autograph on title of John Kannell, bookplate of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel on pastedown, Cornelius Hauck's on fly. Light age yellowing, small marginal worm-trail in blank lower margin and gutter of signatures i-z, pale damp-staining in upper part of final ll.. A fine copy, crisp and clean in contemporary limp vellum, remnants of ties a little soiled, blue morocco slipcase. A fine copy of the very rare third edition in English, translated by John Frampton, of several most interesting Spanish treatises by Monardes. "The author was one of the most distinguished Spanish physicians of his time. This is the third edition, with additions, of the English translation of his book on the curative plants of the New World; the first and second editions having been printed in 1577 and 1580 respectively. The work opens with a notice on Columbus's discovery, and among other things, contains a long article on tobacco. ( … [Click Below for Full Description]
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