Dodoens, Rembert


[Stirpium historiae pemptades sex]

Remberti Dodonaei Mechliniensis medici caesari Stirpium historiae pemptades sex sive libri XXX.

Antuerpiae: Ex officina Christophori Plantini., 1583. "First edition of Dodoens' last and most comprehensive botanical work, incorporating material from a number of his earlier books, including the Cruydeboeck."--Cf. Hunt 143. References: Pritzel 2350; Nissen. Botanische Buchillustration 517.; Hunt 143. "Auctores qui in hac stipium historia citantur": 9th prelim. leaf. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

This work was issued just two years before Dodoens' death and represents a lifetime of studies, which he began for the publication in 1554 of his first botanical work, the Cruydeboeck.  Everything Dodoens wrote after that consisted of additions and changes made to the original during the remainder of his life.  This particular work consists of approximately 900 pages with 1,309 woodcuts.

Subjects: : Botany--Pre-Linnean works.


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