A LEAF FROM THE 1583 REMBERT DODOENS HERBAL PRINTED BY CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN. Dodoens' Herbal Leaf Book, 1583, Carey S. Bliss, Essay.

A LEAF FROM THE 1583 REMBERT DODOENS HERBAL PRINTED BY CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN.

With a short essay by Carey S. Bliss. Pp. [viii]+28, text illustrations and decorations, the title page printed in red & black, bibliography; f'cap. folio; pictorial cream cloth, spine lettered in gilt; plain dust wrapper; Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1977. Edition limited to 385 copies, printed by Grant Dahlstrom, each containing an original leaf from Rembert Dodoens' great herbal, the Stirpium Historiae Pemptades Sex Sive Librai XXX, printed by Plantin at Antwerp, in 1583. Hamel 166. *Leaf book. In this copy, the original leaf (pp. 549/50), tipped-in after the table of contents, contains four large woodcut illustrations of plants. The illustrations to the essay by Carey Bliss are reproductions from the herbal, plus portraits of Rembert Dodoens and the printer, Christopher Plantin. Item #085440

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