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Platearius, Matthaeus, And Others."
Le grant herbier en Francoys contenant les qualitez vertus et proprietez des herbes arbres gommes semences huylles et pierres precieuses extraict de plusieurs traictez de medecine. Comme de Avicenne Rasis, Constantin, Isaac, Plataire, et Ypocras selon le commun usaige. Imprime nouvellement a Paris. 47. xliii.Paris, (colophon: printed by Estienne Groulleau), [ca. 1550?]. Small 4to (20 x 14.5 cm). With about 300 woodcut illustrations in the text (nearly all botanical, with a few animals, including an elephant) including a few repeats (2 on the title-page, 4 facing the first page of text and at least 1 in the text). Later sheepskin parchment."
1486. [22], “Clxxvi” [= Clxvi] ll.Extremely rare edition of one of the most important early French herbals, first published at Besancon (and Lyon?) ca. 1486/88 under the title Arbolayre and in Paris beginning in 1498 under the present title. More than half the text is a French adaptation of the Latin antidotium Dispensarium or Circa instans, attributed to Matthaeus Platearius or Matteo Plateario (d. 1161?) at Salerno and first printed at Venice in 1471. Other parts are based on the writings of Avicenna (Ibn Sina), Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi, Hippocrates and other ancient medical authorities. There is probably no book in all of herbal literature which has caused greater bibliographical confusion than Le grant herbier. Complete and undamaged copies are almost unheard of. (Anderson). The new editions from the age of Francois I, who brought the French Renaissance into bloom (here almost literally), helped to bring ancient Arabic and Greek medical knowledge to a wider and less scholarly public, including many practicing pharmacologists, apothecaries and doctors. The plants are listed in alphabetical"
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