Dodoens, Rembert


Frumentorum, leguminum, palustrium, et aquatilium herbarum ac eorum, quae eo pertinent.

Antverpiae: Ex officina Christorphori Plantini, 1566. Includes cereals, vegetables, marsh vegetation and water plants. "Additae sunt imagines vivae, exactissimae, iam recens non absque haud vulgari diligentia & fide artificiosissime expressae, quarum pleraeque nouae, & hactenus non editae." 81 woodcuts of plants by P. van der Borcht. First ed. (?)--Cf. Hunt 96. "First edition of the revised version [of the author's De Frugum historia (j. Loe, 1552)]"-- Cf. Johnston, S. H. Cleveland coll. 95. References: Hunt 96; Johnston, S. H. Cleveland coll. 95.

This was the first book by Dodoens printed by Christopher Plantin, and features many beautiful woodcuts by Pieter van der Borcht. It is the second book by Dodoens printed by Plantin, and includes two indexes, one for plant names in Latin and one for the Greek names. The plant descriptions give details about the plant, including histories, and also lists the common plant name in other languages, such as Greek, German, Belgian, Italian, and French.

Subjects: Botany--Pre-Linnean works.


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