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Lot nr:17
Book nr:33569
Author:[LONICER, Adam]
Title:Herbarium, Arborum, Fruticum, Frumentorum ac Leguminum, Animalium praeterea terrestrium, volatilium et aquatilium aliorumque quorum in Medicinis usus est, Simplicium Imagines, ad vivum depictae
Town:Francoforti
Publisher:Chr. Egenolph
Year:(1546)
Description:4to, [16] + 265 pp, woodcut title vignette, ill. with woodcuts throughout, all with old hand colouring. Modern burgundy morocco, gilt filet, all edges gilt, marbles end lvs
Note:Ref. Adams H-294 ; Nissen, BBI 2345; Wellcome I, 1983.
Rare first dated edition of an extensively illustrated early herbal, with the title and most of the plant and animal names in Latin and German.
The Folger Library notes that F.W.E. Roth attributes this herbal to Adam Lonicer (1528-1586) of Marburg and Frankfurt, who married Egenolff's daughter and became a partner in the firm after Egenolff died in 1555. Egenolff published all three editions of the present herbal
Price:€9500
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