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Herbario Nuovo.con figure, che rappresentano le vive Piante, che nascono in tutta Europa, & nel l'Indie Orientali, & Occidentali. Con versi Latini, che comprendono le facoltà de I semplici medicamenti.
- Title within ornate woodcut border; two woodcut ports., one of J.A. Cortusi &, on verso, of Durante; & 965 woodcut illus. in the text. 12 p.l., 492, [44] pp. Folio, cont. limp vellum (a few minor defects to binding), ties gone. Rome: B. Bonfadino & T. Diani, 1585.First edition of this handsome and popular herbal by Durante (1529-90), Italian poet, physician, and botanist. The plant descriptions, along with accounts of their medicinal qualities, are presented in verse directly below the illustrations. These are followed by more detailed text giving names, forms, localities, and medicinal virtues. This book was very popular; it was reprinted in Italian, and translated and published in several other languages, for a number of years. Our copy, like the Hunt example, has two portraits on ++6, recto and verso (see above). Fine copy. Hunt 151. Pritzel 2552. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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