Circa 1566 MEDICAL ILLUSTRATED plants animals tree folio

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Les commentaires de M. Pierre Andre Matthioli, medecin senoys, sur les six livres des simples de Pedacius Dioscoride Anazarbeen.
Traduit de latin en franc?ois. Avec une table medicinale extraite d'iceux


By MATTIOLI, Pierandrea


Lyon, 1566

Folio: 8 1/2 by 13"

[64]-538-[2 bl.]-[22] pp.

Some wear of leather binding, some spotting.


Rare second edition (1st 1561) of the French trsl. by Antoine du Pinet from the Latin "Di Pedacio Dioscoride Anazarbeo Libri cinque Della historia" (1544) by the Italian doctor and naturalist P.A.G. Mattioli (1501-1577).

Illustrated with more than 650 woodcuts in-text, reduced in size after the Venice edition of 1565, showing mainly plants and animals.
Besides medical plants the book also contains short zoological chapters and a chapter on distillation.
Mattioli was best known for his works on botany and medicine.
His aim was to help doctors and apothecaries to enable them to identify the medicinal plants mentioned by Dioscorides. The many editions that followed in vernacular languages, first in French, rendered the work accessible to scholars throughout Europe.

- Ref. Nissen (BBI) 1312. - Baudrier IV:77. - Pritzel 5991. - Durling 3016. - Pettegree (FB) 37146. - Not in Adams, Wellcome.

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