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De historia stirpivm commentarii insignes ... adiectis eorvndem vivis plvsqvam quingentis imaginibus ... Accessit ... uocum difficilium & obscurarum passim in hoc opere ocurrentium explicatio ... / [Leonhard Fuchs].
- Fuchs, Leonhart, 1501-1566.
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Basileae : In officina Isingriniana, 1542.
28 unnumbered pages, 896 pages, 2 unnumbered l : woodcut illustrations & portraits ; (folio)
Names of plants in Latin, Greek, and German
With ports. of the author, the designers, and the engraver. Probably the first book which contains not only the names, but also the ports. of its illustrators. Cf. Klebs. A catalogue of early herbals. 1925, no. 72
Copy 1. Hand-coloured illustrations. Binding probably English. English plant names added in manuscript. Manuscript inscription 'J. Newton 1739'.
Copy 2. Supplier/Donor: Med. Soc. Lond. Imperfect: leaves [alpha]2-6 and [beta]1-2 wanting. Hand-coloured illustrations. Book-label of Society of Apothecaries. This book was formerly part of the collection of the Medical Society of London, which was deposited for safekeeping in the Wellcome Library in 1964. It was eventually purchased by the Wellcome Trust in 1984, with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and other charities.