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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Mattioli, Pietro Antonio
DE I DISCORSI... NELLI SEI LIBRI DI PEDACIO DIOSCORIDE ANAZARBEO, DELLA MATERIALE MEDICINALE. VENICE: FELICE VALGRISI, 1585 (1584)
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2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SANDYS TRUST

Mattioli, Pietro Antonio
DE I DISCORSI... NELLI SEI LIBRI DI PEDACIO DIOSCORIDE ANAZARBEO, DELLA MATERIALE MEDICINALE. VENICE: FELICE VALGRISI, 1585 (1584)
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Mattioli, Pietro Antonio
DE I DISCORSI... NELLI SEI LIBRI DI PEDACIO DIOSCORIDE ANAZARBEO, DELLA MATERIALE MEDICINALE. VENICE: FELICE VALGRISI, 1585 (1584)
2 volumes in one, folio (363 x 240mm.), woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials and illustrations, full-page woodcut portrait of the author on k8v (otherwise blank), later Italian speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, binding somewhat rubbed, joints cracked
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Provenance

Lord Sandys, armorial bookplate

Literature

Edit16 46810; Mortimer, Harvard Italian 295

Catalogue Note

The numerous and fine woodcuts designed by Giorgio Liberale and Wolfgang Meyerpeck were produced for the Prague edition of Mattioli's herbal, issued in 1562, and subsequently taken to Venice to be used by Valgrisi in 1565. The portrait of the author appears for the first time in this edition, and the final quire contains Mattioli's Del modo di distillare le acque da tutte le piante.

Mattioli's herbal was a great commercial success for the Valgrisi firm, who issued no less than 25 editions from 1548 onwards, often in print runs exceeding 2,000 copies.

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