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Book Number 2873 
Author Pietro Andrea Mattioli 
Title Commentarii in libros sex Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia... 
Date c. 1565 
Publisher Vincenzo Valgrisi 
Place of Publication Venice 
Volume Information  
Cover Recent ½ calf with marbled boards, spine in six compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two and four.  
Illustration With 98 of 703 leaves of woodcut illustrations of plants and flowers. Plates starting at leave 271-272 and finishing at 645-646 and there are some leaves are missing in between. 
Size Folio 
Condition Lacks portrait, title leaf and 605 leaves. Otherwise a very good copy. Plates are clean and crisp. 
Reference Nissen BBI 1305; Adams D-672; Hunt 94; Prutizel; Brunet III:1538. 
Translation Info  
Notes “The 1565 edition is the first augmented by Mattioli’s fuller notes and has always been the most valued for its completeness” (Hunt 94). The 1565 edition of the Commentarii is considered the best for both its text and its fine woodcut illustrations which extend across the full width of the page. The plates of plants are by Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck. 
Price (US$) 2200  
Short Description Book Natural History Botanical; Book Plate Books General; Book Early Printed General 

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