Sale: 379 / Rare Books, May 23. 2011 in Hamburg Lot 178

 
Herbarius latinus - Herbarium. 1491   17(11)

178
Herbarius latinus
Herbarium. 1491 17(11)
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 4,320 / $ 4.752

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Herbarius latinus. - Tractatus de virtutibus herbarum. With 150 woodcuts of plants . Vicenza, Leonardus Achates und Guillelmus de Papia, 27 October, 1491. Contemp. calf with blind- and roll tooling. 4to. 168 (of 172) unnumb. ll. Roman type. 33 lines.

GW 12276. - Hain/Cop. 8451. - Goff H 68. - BMC VII, 1033. - BSB H-103. - Klebs 506.10. - Klebs, Early Herbals 10. - Nissen, Kräuterbücher p. 54. - Sander 610. - First edition to be printed in Italy , published by Vicenza's first printer Leonardus Achates. Very rare, no copy in ABPC and JAP.
"Very scarce first edition of the Herbarius which was printed in Italy. Text and arrangement identical with Schoeffer's edition, but of course without German names of plants. The woodcuts are partly influenced by the German cuts, but all are newly designed, being finer in execution and the lines more delicate , and for the greater part quite different." (Klebs, Early Herbals)
Condition: Lacking first blank leaf, as well as the following first 3 text ll. (among them figurative title woodcut), else complete. - With waterstains in places (ca. 30 ll., most at end), else few stains and mostly clean; 6 ll. remargined, first text l. (a1) with small traces from a color pen. Inner joints defective (mended), first quires reinserted, last loosened, spine end with mended blemishes.

First edition to be printed in Italy, published by Vicenza's first printer Leonardus Achates. Very rare, no copy in ABPC and JAP. With 150 woodcuts of plants. Contemp. calf with blind- and roll tooling. 4to. 168 (of 172) unnumb. ll. Roman type. 33 lines. - Lacking first blank leaf, as well as the following first 3 text ll. (among them figurative title woodcut), else complete. - With waterstains in places (ca. 30 ll., most at end), else few stains and mostly clean; 6 ll. remargined, first text l. (a1) with small traces from a color pen. Inner joints defective (mended), first quires reinserted, last loosened, spine end with mended blemishes.

178
Herbarius latinus
Herbarium. 1491 17(11)
Estimate:
€ 2,500 / $ 2,750
Sold:
€ 4,320 / $ 4.752

(incl. 20% surcharge)