67 2254 Botany Porta G B della
67 2254 Botany  Porta G B  della
67 2254 Botany  Porta G B  della
67/2254 [Botany]. Porta, G.B. (della). Phytognomonica (...) in quibus nova, facillimaque affertur metodus, qua plantarum, animalium, metalloru, rerum deniq; omniu ex prima extimae faciei inspectione quiuis abditas vires assequatur. Frankf., J. Wechel & P. Fischer, 1591, 2nd ed., (16),552p., woodcut title-vignette, portrait on verso of title-p., 32 ills., num. vignettes and initials, contemp limp vellum.

- Pastedowns loose/ partly dam.; ticket on upper pastedown; first free endpaper sl. loosening and w. remnants of bookplate; blank outer margins of a few lvs. w. a few bleached spots. Lacks ties; covers sl. soiled and warped.

= From the library of F.W.T. Hunger. Nissen, BBI 463. Cf. Bibl. Walleriana 7568; Bibl. Osleriana 3718; Hunt I, 158: "It is sometimes held that della Porta was the real originator of the botanical Doctrine of Signatures in any approximation to a scientific form. The theory was that Divine Providence had formed plants in such a way as to indicate the ailments they would cure". SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CIV.

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