FUCHS (LEONHARD) Primi de stirpium historia commentatiorum tomi vivae imagines, Basle, [Michael Isingrinius], 1545

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FUCHS (LEONHARD)
Primi de stirpium historia commentatiorum tomi vivae imagines, Basle, [Michael Isingrinius], 1545

Sold for £ 5,062 (US$ 6,283) inc. premium
FUCHS (LEONHARD)
Primi de stirpium historia commentatiorum tomi vivae imagines, woodcut printer's device on title, 516 full-page woodcut illustrations with names at head in roman and gothic, 2 with early hand-colouring, B4 and last two leaves blank, opening gatherings slightly shaken, neat ink annotations in an early hand on several pages (usually a few words, more substantial on opening 3 cuts), contemporary blindstamped pigskin over boards, covers with roll-tool stamp of Lucretia, Justice and Prudence and date "1539", with larger date "1546" on upper cover, remnants of ink lettering on spine, fragment of old illuminated manuscript binding waste visible at opening hinge, slightly rubbed [Adams F1127; Nissen BBI 661], (170 x 110mm.), Basle, [Michael Isingrinius], 1545

Footnotes

  • FIRST OCTAVO EDITION OF FUCHS' HERBAL, using for the first time the series of woodcuts series, which are reductions in reverse of those used in the folio edition.

    Provenance: Landgrave Philip I of Hesse (1504-1567), champion of the Protestant Reformation, ink inscription on title; Joseph Lautenbach, inscription on title and inside lower cover, and the probable author of the annotations.
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FUCHS (LEONHARD) Primi de stirpium historia commentatiorum tomi vivae imagines, Basle, [Michael Isingrinius], 1545
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