MATTIOLI, PETRO ANDREA. 1500-1577. Commentarii secundo aucti, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia..... Venice: Officina Valgrisiana, 1559.
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MATTIOLI, PETRO ANDREA. 1500-1577.
Commentarii secundo aucti, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia..... Venice: Officina Valgrisiana, 1559.
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MATTIOLI, PETRO ANDREA. 1500-1577.
Commentarii secundo aucti, in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia..... Venice: Officina Valgrisiana, 1559.
2 parts in 1 volume, folio (311 x 210 mm). Woodcut printer's device on title page, woodcut illustrations of plants, animals, and shells. 16th century armorial calf gilt. Rebacked, first few leaves frayed, ink inscriptions lined-out on title page, some margin repairs.
Provenace: Kenneth K. Mackenzie, Horticultural Society of New York (bookplate and blindstamp); Robert de Belder; Ladislaus von Hoffmann (An Important Botanical Library Part II, Christie's New York, 5 June, 1997, lot 502).

THIRD LATIN EDITION, and the second to include the Apologia adversus Amathum Lusitanum bound at the end. Mattioli's "most important book" (Hunt). First published in Italian in 1544. Adams D-669; Hunt 94 (note); Nissen BBI 1305.
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