Argentorati (Strassburg): Iosias Rihelius, 1561. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #15718
Foliated. 232 (of 301) ff. Woodcut historiated initials. 275 woodcuts of plants. Contents: Valerii Cordi Simesusi, in Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, lib. V; Historia Plantarum, lib. IV; Conradus Gesnerus (Konrad Gesner) Caspari Collino Pharmocopoeo; Silva Observationum uariarum, Valerii Cordi; Val. Cordi de Artificiosis Extractionibus; Val. Cordi Compositiones Medicinales Aliquot, non Vulgares; and the beginning of Stocc-Hornii et Nessi in Bernatium Heluetuorum. Early 19th or late 18th century binding of quarter leather, marbled paper boards; gilt rules on spine; black leather lettering piece, gilt, titled: DIOSCORIDIS ANAZARBEI OPERA. Lacking 8 preliminary leaves, folios 232, and 235 to the end, and therefore commencing with folio 1. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid. A few tiny wormhboles occasionally affecting a letter or a woodcut line, but generally in non-printed areas; some leaves with a light tide mark; a very good copy which, even tough lacking title and colophon, contains all of the celebrated woodcuts. Occasional notes in a contemporary hand which also usually crosses through the name of Gesner.