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Lot nr:646
Book nr:30292
Author:GRÉVIN, Jacques
Title:De venenis libri duo
Town:Antverpiae
Publisher:Ex officina Christophori Plantini
Year:1571
Description:4to, [20] + 332 + [10] pp. Woodcut printer's device on title; fine floriated and animated woodcut initials, and ca. 50 fine woodcuts in text of serpents, insects, animals and plants, by Jean de Gourmont after Geoffroy Ballain. Water staining, mainly in the beginning, lacking pp. 181/182. Old annotations on fly leaf. Contemporary limp vellum, title in ink on spine, traces of ties. Binding a bit soiled.

In-4°, [20] + 332 + [10] pp. Drukkersmerk op titelblad, mooie initialen, ongeveer 50 houtsneden i.t. van slangen, insecten, fauna en flora enz. door Jean de Gourmont naar Geoffroy Ballain. Katern D en T in verkeerde volgorde gebonden, ontbreken pp. 181/182. Soepele perkamenten band uit de tijd, gladde rug met titel in inkt, sporen van sluitingen. Band lichtjes vervuild
Note:First Latin edition of Jacques Grévin's important work on toxicology: "Deux livres de venins", first published in French, by Plantin in 1568, here in the translation of the Augsburg physician Hieremias Martius. Although Grévin followed to a large extent the works of Nicander, which he had also translated into French, he proves himself to be a modern scientist by his critical attitude, as well as by his added treatise, in which he discusses the curative possibilities of antimony. To the present edition Martius added the Latin translation of two poems by Nicander on the subject: "Theriaca", and "Alexipharmaca".
Ref. Voet, 1267. Bibl. Med. Neerl. I, p. 384. Manchester Univ. Library 1068. Durling 2174. Thorndike V, pp. 477-478. Bibl. Walleriana 3740 (French ed. of 1568). Wellcome Library 2934 (French ed. 1568). Nissen ZBI 1713. Not in STCV
Price:€400 - €600
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