- A few unobtrusive false folds; one restored spot in lower blank margin; one plate w. restored hole in border below image (H1); a few sm. stains (mostly in blank margin). Rebacked w. calf backstrip; covers partly restored along edges.
= Provenance: from the library of Bob Luza (bookplate on upper pastedown); 4 old manuscript owner's entries on title-p., i.a. of "Daniel Knutsius 1620", "Johannes Knuth Ao 1648", "Johan Carl von Groin Ao 1721" and "Pochenfuss[?]". Voet 588; Belgica Typographica 159; Praz p.259f; Funck, p.364f.; Landwehr 26: "editio princeps and the only edition with plates surrounded by borders". The first edition of one of the finest illustrated books printed by Plantin (the second edition is also dated 1571, but was printed in 1572 and is in 4to). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXXII.