- Bookplate tipped on verso first free endpaper; old owner's entry on title-p.; lower hinge weak; both pastedowns w. a sm. dam. spot; occas. trifle soiled/ stained. Lacks ties; covers sl. stained/ soiled.
= First edition of Dodoens' study of ornamental and fragrant plants and flowers, one of the earliest treatises on 'garden flowers'. The work describes many of the recently introduced plants and flowers from Asia Minor, bulbous plants in particular, that were transforming European gardens. Nissen, BBI 514; Pritzel 2347; Hunt 101; Durling 1174; Voet 1097; Wellcome I, 1819. A beautiful pocket herbal. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XCIX.