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Strabo, Walahfrid, Ed. Friedrich Anton Reuss."
Hortulus. Carmen ad cod. ms. veterumque editionum fidem recensitum, lectionis varietate notisque instructum. Accedunt analecta ad antiquitates florae Germanicae et capita aliquot macri nondum edita.Including: Macer, Aemilius. De viribus herbarum. Chapter Ix (from the editio principe Neapolitana, 1477) and chapter X (from a 1508 manuscript).Wurzburg, J. Stahel, 1834. 8vo. Contemporary boards. Kept in fine modern half black morocco clamshell box."
1510. [1], [1 blank], [2], 105, [1 blank], [1] pp.First and only edition of an important scholarly edition of “the first known gardening book of medieval days” (Hunt I, 11). In this book the German monk and abbot of Reichenau Walahfrid Strabo (circa 809-849) describes 23 plants and herbs in the little garden in Reichenau Island and their, mainly medicinal, uses. In this book he describes plants in that have medical and magical features and that can solve fever, poisons and snake bites. Joachim von Watt discovered the manuscript in the early 16th century at St. Gallen, nearly 700 years after it was written, and sent a transcript to friends in Vienna who published in 1510. A second edition followed in 1512.Duplicate from the famous Hunt Botanical Library, the title-page also bears an inscription by Mario Cermena. Front hinge slightly cracked, title label on the spine slightly worn, but still in very good condition.l Bmc (Nh) V, p. 2030; Choulant, Handbuch der Bucherkunde fur die Altere Medizin, p. 228-230; Pritzel 7571; cf. Hunt I, 11 (1510 edition), for Strabo: Hunt, 11; for Macer Floridus and De viribus herbarum: Hunt, 1, 3; for Reuss: Deutsche biographische Enzyklopadie, p. 343."
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