MATTIOLI Pietro Andrea, Commentarii in VI. libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anarzabei de medica materia, 1583


In-folio, two volumes. Later vellum over pasteboards with handwritten title on spine, slightly stained. Leaves [70], pp.583; pp. 772, ll.[6]. Roman, italic and Greek character. With a full-page woodcut portrait of Mattioli, 3 printer’s devices and over 900 three-quarter-page figures (cm. 22×16) engraved in wood in the text, depicting plants, herbs, animals, insects and distillation procedures, of which two are colored by contemporary hand.

Second Latin edition with the large woodcuts, first appeared in 1562 (In Bohemian language, Praha).


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