- 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.