Mattioli, Pietro Andreas. Commentarij in VI. libros Pedacij Dioscoridis. [1598].

Mattioli, Pietro Andreas. Medici Caesarei et Ferdinandi Archiducis Austriae Opera quae extant omnia : hoc est, Commentarij in VI. libros Pedacij Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia : adiectis in margine variis Graeci textus lectionibus, ex antiquissimis codicibus desumptis, qui Dioscoridis deprauatem lectionem restituunt nunc à Casparo Bauhino ... post diuersarum editionum collationem infinitis locis aucti ; synonymiis quoque plantarum et notis illustrati ; adiectis platarum iconibus, supra priores editiones plus quàm trecentis (quarum quamplurimae nunc primum describuntur) ad viuum delineatis ; De ratione distillandi aquas ex omnibus plantis, et quomodo genuini odores in ipsis aquis conseruari possint ; item Apologia in Amatum Lusitanum, cum censura in eiusdem enarrationes ; Epistolarum medicinalium libri quinque ; Dialogus de morbo gallico ; cum locupletissimis indicibus, tum ad rem herbariam, tum medicamentariam pertinentibus. [Francofurti], : Officina Nicolai Bassæi, 1598. Heavy large 4to. Text in Italian, with some Latin and Greek. Over 600 woodcut illustrations designed and illustrated by Giorgio Liberale de Udine and Wolfgang Meyerpeck. Title is a full-page elaborate woodcut, [130], 1,027 pp., [6]; [17]; 236pp., [6]. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of intricate woodcuts, several with either the flowers or the leaves hand-colored, diagrams, printed notes in the margins, indices. Original stamped and patterned vellum over bds., 6 raised bands, handwritten title on spine. Corners and covers rubbed, edges darkened, minor worm damage, very old previous owner’s names in pen to free endpaper, as well as very old handwritten notes in the margin of indices, else Generally Good. Spectacular!