MANLIIS, JOHANNES JACOBUS DE. FL.1490.
Luminare maius. Opus eximium quod Luminare mai[us] di[citur], Medicis & Aromatariis, perq[uam] necessariu[m]. Lumen Apothecariorum ... Item Thesaurus Aromatarioru[m]. Lyon: Antoine Blanchard for Louis Martin, January 15, 1528.
Folio (278 x 190 mm). a-i8 A-B8 C10 AA-DD8. Title in red and black with extensive woodcut border and decoration. Lettre bâtarde, double column, woodcut initials. Modern quarter vellum.
Rare edition of Manliis' popular pharmaceutical manual, including works by Quirico de Augustis and Paolo Suardi on the preparation of herbal remedies, essential oils, syrups, pills and unguents. Soon after its initial publication in Pavia in 1494, the work became the official pharmaceutical textbook in several cities, and was a standard source for over a century. Wellcome 4017-4018.