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Meyer, Frederick G.; Fuchs, Leonart Historia Stirpium Commentarij Insignes; Trueblood, Emily W. Emmart; Heller, John Lewis

Published by Stanford University Pr (1999)

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Item Description: Stanford University Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Two oversized hardcover volumes in slipcase. Flecked off-white cloth over boards with gold on black lettering on taupe cloth spines. Title page and copyright page dated 1999. Volume I is 895 pages, Volume II has 896 facsimile pages, other pages unpaginated. In very good condition. Covers are clean and sharp. Bindings strong and square. Embossed stamp for personal library of Donald H. Voss on title page and final page of Volume I and on title page, Publisher's Note page, and final page of Volume II. Pages are bright and free of marks or tears. A couple pages of Volume II have small dog-ear folds in the bottom corner. Slipcase covered in off-white cloth. A black paper title plate with off-white lettering has been attached with clear tape along the two long ends to the slipcase. Slipcase is rubbed with some smudges, though relatively unworn and sturdy. Overall this set in in great shape. Frontispiece on Vol. I features color portrait of Leonhart Fuchs. Many illustrations in color and black and white featured throughout. Volume II is a facsimile of Fuchs's 1542 herbal, printed in black and white. This is an oversized (and overweight) set. Extra shipping charges may be required for international or priority delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 17-495

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FUCHS, Leonhart; Frederick G Meyer; Emily Emmart Trueblood; John L Heller

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Item Description: Stanford University Press Stanford, California 1999 First Edition Thus., 1999. 2 volumes: xxiv, 895; 898pp. 4tos. Black and white photographic facsimile of the herbal in the collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University, with commentary volume. The commentary contains black and white illustrations in the text as well as over 100 colour plates. Foreword by Joseph Ewan. Commentary includes critical material on the herbal tradition before Fuchs, Fuchs's life and published and unpublished work, manuscript material, botanical lists, select translations from the Latin, as well as notes, select bibliography and indices. Two volumes uniformly bound in off-white linen-covered boards with brown cloth spines with black and gilt spine labels. Burgundy endpapers. Housed in matching linen-covered slip-case.This item is very heavy, and delivery costs may be a consideration especially outside Britain. Both volumes in fine condition with light rubbing to spine labels in near fine slip case with very light shelfwear only. Bookseller Inventory # A89025

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Fuchs, Leonhart; Frederick G. Meyer, Emily Emmart Trueblood, John L. Heller

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Item Description: Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Facsimile Edition. Volume 1 and II in slipcase. Volume I The Commentary and Volume II The Facsimile. Volume I: xxiv, 895 pages, 10 Appendices, Notes, Select Bibliography, General Index, Index of Scientific Names. Both volumes have light marks to covers. Wear to title on spine on both volumes. Slipcase has dirt marks. Bookseller Inventory # 6039

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Frederick Meyer, Emily Trueblood, John Heller, Leonhart Fuchs

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Item Description: Stanford University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Both volumes (commentary and facsimile) of this beautiful set are present in the solid slipcase that's showing just a bit of handling. A stunner! Green Apple Books and Music, Publisher Weekly's Bookstore of the Year 2014, has been San Francisco's favorite independent bookseller for more than 40 years! Shipping costs on oversize / international orders will reflect actual shipping charges and may be more than quoted by ABE. We will need to contact you with true shipping costs and ask for authorization before adjusting cost. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000005571

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Frederick G. Meyer, Emily W. Emmart Trueblood, John Lewis Heller

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Item Description: Stanford Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0804737576

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Fuchs, Leonhart

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Item Description: Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine; Spine label rubbed. First Edition. Folio; Complete inTWO VOLUMES, including slipcase, which is a bit soiled. Volume 1, commentary: xxiv, 895p. , illustrated, color plates, bibliography, index. Volume 2 facsimile: [30], 495, [3]p. , being a facsimile of the Latin text with plates in black & white. **With text and commentaries by Frederick G. Meyer, Emily Emmart Trueblood & John L. Heller. FREE STANDARD SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, otherwise shipping at cost. Bookseller Inventory # 47514

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FUCHS (Leonhart)

Published by Lyon, Balthazar Arnoullet, 1549. (1549)

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Item Description: Lyon, Balthazar Arnoullet, 1549., 1549. 1 fort vol. petit in-8°, demi-basane jaspée, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid , pièce de titre en basane noire. Reliure moderne. 576 vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte, (13) ff. sur 16, 852 pp., (6) ff. Signatures : aa8 bb8 [a-z]8 [A-Z]8 [Aa-Hh]8. Quelques ff. écornés, mouillures, galerie de vers dans le dernier cahier (Hh) avec qq. atteintes au texte. Les deux premiers ff. (titre et avis de l'imprimeur) sont en fac-similé sur papier ancien. Il manque le feuillet blanc bb8. Ouvrage fondamental de botanique, le De natura stirpium, publié à Bâle en 1542, est le plus ancien ouvrage de botanique comportant des descriptions scientifiques. Pour chaque plante observée, Fuchs énumérait ses principales vertus thérapeutiques, mais aussi l'étymologie de son nom, la description physique et ses caractéristiques, le lieu et le moment où elle pousse, et son "tempérament". D'autre part, les plantes décrites étaient accompagnées de figures qui sont les premières représentations de plantes dessinées d'après nature. Premier tirage des 576 vignettes représentant des plantes gravées spécialement pour cette édition par le tailleur d'images Clément Boussy d'après les gravures originales d'Albrecht Meyer et Heinrich Fullmaurer de l'édition de Bâle de 1542. Baudrier X, 120; Brunet II, 1415; Durling, 1679; Pritzel, 3138; Adams, F-1102. Bookseller Inventory # 18770

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Item Description: Pariis: Apud Vivantium Gaultherot sub intersignio Sancti Martini, via Jacobea. 1543. 8vo. [24] p., 362 folios y [12] p. Buen impresión. Encuadernado de época en plena piel con nervios, cortes en rojo. Leonardo Fuchs (1501-1566) fue un médico alemán considerado como uno de los padres de la farmacognosia -conocimiento de los fármacos-, concretamente en Alemania se le considera el tercer padre de los estudios de botánica tras Otto Brunfels y Jerome Bock. De historia stirpium commentarii insignes ("Comentarios notables acerca de la historia de las plantas") publicado en 1542 contiene una minuciosa descripción de más de quinientas especies de plantas con sus respectivos dibujos grabados tomados del natural. Tardó 31 años en completar la obra y describe los aspectos farmacológicos, morfológicos y hábitat de cada planta. Ordena las plantas alfabéticamente por sus nombre griegos. La obra que presentamos es la primera edición "de bolsillo" publicado un año después de la princeps, de formato mas pequeño y sin imágenes. Wellcom library: 2439. Botánica. Farmacología. Bookseller Inventory # 18036

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FUCHS, Leonhart]

Published by Balthazar Arnoulletum, Lyon (1549)

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Item Description: Balthazar Arnoulletum, Lyon, 1549. hardcover. Book Condition: good. Second. Profusely illustrated throughout with over 500 b/w botanical woodcuts. [22 of 30], 851, [12] pages Includeing indexes. Text in Latin. LACKS the main title and first 6 introductory text pages. Very thick 12mo, older 1/2 green morocco with ornate blind-stamped spine (well-worn at edges & chipped at head; paper damage in upper gutter of first third but outside of printed area; light scattered soiling and contemporary marginalia); marbled page edges. Lugdini: Balthazarem Arnoulletum, 1549. Overall a good copy of this exceedingly scarce book. Profusely illustrated throughout with over 500 b/w botanical woodcuts. [22 of 30], 851, [12] pages Includeing indexes. Text in Latin. LACKS the main title and first 6 introductory text pages. Very thick 12mo, older 1/2 green morocco with ornate blind-stamped spine (well-worn at edges & chipped at head; paper damage in upper gutter of first third but outside of printed area; light scattered soiling and contemporary marginalia); marbled page edges. Lugdini: Balthazarem Arnoulletum, 1549. Overall a good copy of this exceedingly scarce book. "The most famous herbal of the 16th century. Besides its accurate and detailed account of medical plants, it contains over 500 fine woodcuts, some of which are of interest as being the first European figures of certain American plants ."--Garrison-Morton, 1808; Second Lyons edition and first illustrated Lyons edition, and the FIRST USE OF THIS IMPORTANT WOODCUT SERIES commissioned from Clement Boussy by Arnoullet in 1547. It is a miniature version of the woodcuts in the Basel editions published by Isingrin. -- Stubler, 41, 1b; Pritzel 3138; Nissen 667; Hunt 61. Bookseller Inventory # 276228

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Frederick G. Meyer, Leonart Historia Stirpium Commentarij Insignes Fuchs, Emily W. Emmart Trueblood, John Lewis Heller

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Item Description: Stanford Univ Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0804716315

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DE HISTORIA STIRPIUM COMMENTARII INSIGNES: FUCHS, LEONHARD

FUCHS, LEONHARD

Published by Apud Balthazarem Arnolletum, Lvgdvni (1549)

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Item Description: Apud Balthazarem Arnolletum, Lvgdvni, 1549. Second Lyon Edition. 165 x 108 mm. (6 1/2 x 4 1/4"). 16 p.l. (the last blank), 852 pp., [6] leaves. Second Lyon Edition. Excellent 17th century calf, double gilt fillet border on covers, raised bands (expertly rebacked, preserving most of the original attractively gilt backstrip). Woodcut printer's device, portrait, and IN EXCESS OF 500 WOODCUT BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATIONS, ALL COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Endpapers with bookplates of A. D. Stodeur, M.D., and the Horticultural Society of New York (Bequest of Kenneth Mackenzie, 1934); title page with mostly removed ink inscription in a contemporary hand; margin of bb7 with remnants of 17th or 18th century ink signature; e4 with light embossed stamp of the Horticultural Society. Nissen BBI 557; Hunt 61; Adams F-1102; Mortimer 240. Leather a little crackled, neat repairs to title page and margins of two other leaves (no loss), isolated rust spots or light foxing, occasional faint offsetting from colors, but A REMARKABLY FINE COPY, unusually clean and fresh internally (for any 16th century book and particularly for an herbal), and in a solid binding with no significant wear. This is an historically significant early octavo edition of Fuchs' celebrated herbal, published seven years after the work first appeared, offered here with unusually careful contemporary hand coloring and in almost amazing condition. Professor of medicine at Tübingen, Fuchs (1501-66), sets out in this work to improve the knowledge of materia medica by showing the largest possible number of plants useful as drugs and herbs. Specifically, he describes 400 German and 100 foreign plants and illustrates them with more than 500 woodcuts. Our scholarly author draws heavily on classical learning in his text, but he also uses his knowledge of the northwestern European species and even American plants like maize (the fuchsia, when it was brought from America, was named after him). He expresses a keen appreciation for the beauties of nature, and he is enough of a true botanist to describe the characteristics of plants, their habits, habitats, and forms. It is this work that makes Fuchs one of the founders of botany (along with Bock and Brunfels), a science that had virtually stood still since Dioscorides. The clearest aspect of modernity in the work is seen in the woodcuts, based on firsthand observation of the living plant and establishing a standard of plant illustration which has been followed down to the present. Ours is the scarce second Lyon edition, distinctive as the first printing of a smaller version of the woodcuts used in the first edition, issued in 1542 in Basel. The early folio editions are among the great illustrated books of the period, and even the small woodcuts here are detailed and delicate. In the present copy, the coloring has been done with deftness and care, and the results are gratifyingly attractive. The small editions of these works would have been used in the field, the kitchen, and the apothecary shop, where they would have encountered hazards from dirt, damp, spills, and burns. To find a copy like the present one, with no such signs of use, is extremely fortunate. This is an historically significant early octavo edition of Fuchs' celebrated herbal, published seven years after the work first appeared, offered here with unusually careful contemporary hand coloring and in almost amazing condition. Professor of medicine at Tübingen, Fuchs (1501-66), sets out in this work to improve the knowledge of materia medica by showing the largest possible number of plants useful as drugs and herbs. Specifically, he describes 400 German and 100 foreign plants and illustrates them with more than 500 woodcuts. Our scholarly author draws heavily on classical learning in his text, but he also uses his knowledge of the northwestern European species and even American plants like maize (the fuchsia, when it was brought from America, was named after him). He expresses a keen appreciation for the beauties of nature, and he is enough of. Bookseller Inventory # ST12459

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Fuchs, Leonhart

Published by Michael Isingrin, Basel (1542)

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Item Description: Michael Isingrin, Basel, 1542. First edition. First edition. Woodcut portraits of Fuchs, Albrecht Meyer, Heinrich Füllmaurer, and Veit Rudolf Speckle; and 512 woodcuts of plants after drawings from nature by Meyer, transferred to woodblocks by Füllmaurer, and cut into the block by Speckle. [xxviii], 896 pp. Folio (14-1/2 x 19-1/16 inches ; 362 x 320 mm.). A Milestone of Botanical Science. One of the most justly celebrated and highly prized of the early herbals. Leonhart Fuchs was an eminent practicing physician and Professor of Medicine at the Protestant University of Tübingen. Fuchs aimed his work at an audience of professionals in order to provide them with accurate descriptions of plants, including many recently imported into Europe from America, Africa, and Asia. Today, Fuchs' work is prized not only for its scholarly value, but also for the surpassing beauty of its illustrations. The methodical layout, the organization of the subject matter, the spacious design, and the number, size, and beauty of the illustrations have caused the herbal to appeal to botanists and bibliophiles alike ? Scholars today consider the herbal to be one of the significant landmarks of pre-Linnean literature (Grolier 100). Fuchs also included portraits of the artists he collaborated with in creating the book-Albrecht Meyer, who drew the plants from life; Heinrich Füllmaurer, who transferred the line drawings to woodblocks; and Vitus Rudolph Speckle, who cut the blocks and printed the woodcut illustrations-are portrayed at the end of the volume. Nissen 658; Adams F-1099; Dibner 19; Horblit 33b; Hunt 48; Norman 846; Parkinson p 37; PMM 69; Stillwell 640; Grolier, 100 Books Famous in Medicine 17; The great herbal of Leonhard Fuchs, H.T. Meyer ed., 1999 Late 17th century Continental calf, spine gilt, joint rubbed, spine ends repaired. Near fine. In half morocco slipcase and chemise. Provenance: R.C. Du Mortier (ex libris): John Charrington, The Grange, Shenley (bookplate) Woodcut portraits of Fuchs, Albrecht Meyer, Heinrich Füllmaurer, and Veit Rudolf Speckle; and 512 woodcuts of plants after drawings from nature by Meyer, transferred to woodblocks by Füllmaurer, and cut into the block by Speckle. [xxviii], 896 pp. Folio (14-1/2 x 19-1/16 inches ; 362 x 320 mm.). Bookseller Inventory # 100049

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FUCHS, Leonhard.

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Item Description: Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1542., 1542. Folio, pp. (xxviii), 896, (4). Printer?s device on title and last leaf, woodcut portrait of Fuchs on verso of title, woodcut portraits of the artists on penultimate leaf, and 509 full-page woodcuts in the text. Seventeenth century French calf, panelled in gilt with double gilt fillet, spine gilt in compartments (spine and corners expertly restored, sides somewhat marked and rubbed). Some very minor foxing and finger soiling in the fore-edge margins, but a fine copy. Purchase note on front pastedown of Dr. Louis Morin in Paris on 12th June 1672. FIRST EDITION of Fuchs?s celebrated herbal. This work effected a revolution in the natural sciences comparable to that of Copernicus in astronomy and Vesalius in anatomy, both of which were published the following year, 1543. It was part of the pioneering efforts of Fuchs, Brunfels and Bock that earned them the title of the ?German fathers of botany? All three partook of a reforming zeal, partially religious in origin, to correct botanical knowledge, which had mostly been in the hands of itinerant and illiterate herbalists. To effect this reform accurate illustration and identification was the first requirement and it was to this task that Fuchs addressed himself. Fuchs employed the best artists then available in Basel: Albrecht Meyer did the drawings, Heinrich Füllmaurer transferred them to the woodblocks, and they were cut by Veit Rudolph Speckle. All three are depicted in the book, the first time that book illustrators are themselves portrayed and named. These illustrations set a new standard for botanical depiction and were some of the most influential in botanical history, being copied for innumerable works well into the 18th century. Some forty species are illustrated for the first time, including several American plants such as maize and the pumpkin. The herbals of Brunfels and Fuchs ?have rightly been ascribed importance in the history of botany, and for two reasons. In the first place they established the requisites of botanical illustration ? verisimilitude in form and habit, and accuracy of significant detail? Secondly they provided a corpus of plant species which were identifiable with a considerable degree of certainty by any reasonably careful observer, no matter by what classical or vernacular names they were called? (Morton, History of Botanical Science). Printing and the Mind of Man 69. Dibner 19. Horblit 33b. Hunt 48. Norman catalogue 846. Parkinson, Breakthroughs, p. 37. Stillwell 640. Sparrow, Milestones, 72. Bookseller Inventory # 1841

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Item Description: Basileae [Basel], Officina Isingrimiana [Isengrim]., 1542. Fol. 8 n.n. Bll., 896 S. OPgm. der Zeit, auf fünf Bünden. Vgl. VD 16 F 3242. S.441f. nach einem Scan in nahezu einer Qualität eines Faksimiles beigefügt. Die Holzschnitte sind tlw. altkoloriert, abhängig vom Grünpigment tlw. gebräunt. - Exlibris a. V. (2), Gbrsp., fachmännisch restauriert, R. m. Pergmant unterlegt: hds. Titel a. R., S. 415-6 m. Japanpapier stabilisiert u. hinterlegt, tlw. durchschlagende Kolorierung. - Fuchs, (1501 - 1566), sowie Otto Brunfels und Hieronymus Bock gehören zu den ersten der sogenannten Deutschen Väter der Pflanzenkunde. Er studierte nach dem Besuch der Schule bzw. der Artistenfakultät in Heilbronn und Erfurt seit 1519 an der Univ. Ingolstadt. 1524 zum Dr. med. promoviert, war er anschließend -- wahrscheinlich als praktischer Arzt -- in München tätig, um dann 1526 eine Professur für Medizin in Ingolstadt zu übernehmen. Als Lutheraner an dieser rein kath. Hochschule indes manchen Widrigkeiten ausgesetzt, trat er zwei Jahre später die Stelle eines Leibarztes bei dem Markgrafen Georg von Brandenburg in Ansbach an, zumal dort eine protestantische Univ. errichtet werden sollte; da sich dieses Vorhaben jedoch zerschlug, kehrte er 1532 nach Ingolstadt zurück. Aus konfessionellen Gründen alsbald genötigt, wiederum in Ansbach Zuflucht zu suchen, folgte er 1535 einem Ruf an die Univ. Tübingen, wo er trotz anderweitiger ehrenvoller Angebote bis zu seinem Lebensende als angesehener und einflußreicher Prof. der Medizin wirkte. Fuchs, der zu den bedeutendsten deutschen Humanistenärzten zählt und sich auch als Hochschullehrer um eine zeitgemäße Reform der Heilkunde verdient gemacht hat, hinterließ ein umfängliches fachliterarisches Werk, das freilich zum allergrößten Teil relativ bald in Vergessenheit geriet und im Rückblick nur begrenzt Anspruch auf Originalität erheben kann. So trat er zum einen als Herausgeber, Übersetzer und Kommentator namentlich des Hippokrates und des Galen, zum anderen als Verfasser zahlreicher Schriften (insbesondere verschiedener medizinischer Lehrbücher) hervor, die ihn nicht zuletzt als unerbittlichen Gegner des Arabismus und als äußerst streitbaren Autor ausweisen, der sein -- allein am Vorbild der alten Griechen orientiertes -- Ideal einer in ihrer ursprünglich-reinen Form restituierten Medizin ebenso polemisch wie dogmatisch verteidigte. Am bekanntesten geworden ist F. schließlich durch sein vor allem in verkleinerten Bilderausgaben weit verbreitetes, auch mehrfach übersetztes und besonders in Frankreich häufig publiziertes Kräuterbuch: die 1542 zu Basel erschienenen De historia stirpium commentarii insignes, denen ebendort 1543 eine deutsche Fassung unter dem Titel New Kreüterbuch folgte; ein zweiter und ein dritter Teil -- als Manuskript der geplanten dreibändigen Ausgabe heute in der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek in Wien aufbewahrt -- blieben hingegen ungedruckt. Der epochemachende Rang dieses Werkes ist allerdings in erster Linie den künstlerisch vollendeten Abbildungen zu verdanken, die unter seiner Anleitung durch Heinrich Füllmaurer und Albrecht Meyer sowie den Formschneider Veit Rudolf Speckle angefertigt wurden und die in jeweils ganzseitigen Holzschnitten die Pflanzen nicht nur naturgetreu, sondern in ihrer Idealgestalt bzw. gleichsam in ihrer Lebensgeschichte wiedergeben. Obschon sich der gelehrte, systematisch angelegte Text im wesentlichen auf die überlieferten, wiewohl durch eigene Beobachtungen angereicherten Angaben der antiken Autoren stützt, finden sich unter den rund 500 Pflanzenbeschreibungen und -bildern doch auch solche von mehr als 100 neuen, d.h. in Deutschland erstmals dargestellten Gewächsen: etwa dem als Arzneipflanze später so bedeutsamen Fingerhut (Digitalis) oder dem bis dahin in Europa unbekannten, aus Amerika eingeführten Mais ("Türckisch korn"). Hauptsächlich aufgrund der -- nach vorherrschender Ansicht unübertroffenen, zudem oft kopierten und dementsprechend wirkmächtigen -- Illustrationen markiert Fuchs' Kräuterbuch somit den Höhepunkt in. Bookseller Inventory # 11619AB

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FUCHS, Leonhard (1501-1566)

Published by Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542 (1542)

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Item Description: Basel: Michel Isingrin, 1542, 1542. Folio (14 4/8 x 10 4/8 inches). Roman type, preface in italic, index and German plant names in gothic type. Full-page woodcut of the author "at the age of 41" on verso of title-page, 509 full-page botanical woodcuts, two smaller woodcuts in the text, by Veit Rudolphe Speckle after Heinrich Füllmaurer and Albrecht Meyer, and three woodcut self-portraits of the artists on recto of errata leaf (penultimate leaf, fff5). Woodcut printer's device on title and verso of final leaf; woodcut historiated initials (title-leaf and last 2 leaves rehinged, preliminary text leaf a4 apparently supplied, foremargins of last few leaves affected by damp and repaired, the repair to last leaf grazing the edge of woodcut on recto, repaired 2-inch tear to f. mm6 just touching woodcut, 5 or 6 leaves with small marginal tears not affecting text or image, ff. I3.4 with fore-edges frayed or chewed, small stain in lower gutters of first 50 leaves). Supplemental 18th-century manuscript indices bound in at front and back, on guards. Binding: Contemporary blind-paneled German calf over wooden boards, each cover decorated with two panels of bird and floral roll-tool and blind fillets, remains of two brass corner pieces, fore-edge lettered "Fux" at top and "Legendre" in later 18th-century double-line capitals (skillfully rebacked to style, endpapers renewed). Provenance: "Legendre", early fore-edge lettering; ownership inscription of Lambert Michel Winckelmann dated 1714 on the title-page, and a few marginal notes; manuscript indices and marginalia of Jean Baptiste Lestiboudois (1715-1804), botanist, pharmacist, and author; a few Linnean names added in pencil in a modern hand; Fr. Redmond Ambrose Burke, historian of reading and publishing. "The most celebrated and beautiful herbal ever published" (Printing and the Mind of Man). First edition. An exceptionally tall and internally fresh copy with original hand coloring throughout, complementing the stunning botanical impressions. Verso of plates reflects the early coloring with some oxidation of green pigment, typical and highly desirable for work of this age. RARE WITH COMPLETE COLORING Another hugely important German botanical work also richly illustrated and with full colored wood cuts, recently sold at Christie's Sale 12139, Valuable Books and Manuscripts, on July 13th, 2016 for GBP 1,930,500, though it had a significant ownership history. Fuchs was a part of revolutionizing the art of botanical illustration with his rigorously accurate depictions of plants, as an alternative to re-copying the traditional woodblocks and schematic illustrations of previous editions of herbals. Fuchs' work describes and illustrates over 400 German plants and 100 foreign plants and includes the first illustrations of approximately forty plants, amongst them several newly discovered American species such as maize and pumpkin. This international focus reflects the growing trend in Europe to look outward, and Fuchs was in keeping with recent discoveries made by Explorers and Adventurers. Truly a revolutionary work. From the distinguished libraries of generations of scholars: Michel Winckelmann signed the title-page in 1714, and identified himself as a pharmacist from Lille, he has added a few marginal notes, including several lengthy ones on the medicinal properties and pharmaceutical preparation of some of the plants. Jean-Baptiste Lestiboudois from Douai was pharmacist to the French army before settling in Lille, where he became a renowned botanist, with many important botanical publications including an innovative botanical table (1774) that brought together the classification systems of Linnaeus and J. P. Tournefort. Lestiboudois has added the correct Linnean names in manuscript below the Latin captions to each woodcut, crossing out any incorrect nomenclature, and supplied a 16-page manuscript index to the Linnean names of each plant, neatly written in double column within ruled frames (signed on the first page "J.J.B.Lestibou. Bookseller Inventory # 000034

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