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A LEAF FROM THE 1583 REMBERT DODOENS HERBAL PRINTED BY CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN, WITH A SHORT ESSAY BY CAREY S. BLISS by  CAREY S  REMBERT).  BLISS - ONE OF 385 COPIES - 1977 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST12875)

A LEAF FROM THE 1583 REMBERT DODOENS HERBAL PRINTED BY CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN, WITH A SHORT ESSAY BY CAREY S. BLISS

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A LEAF FROM THE 1583 REMBERT DODOENS HERBAL PRINTED BY CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN, WITH A SHORT ESSAY BY CAREY S. BLISS

by (LEAF BOOK). (DODOENS, REMBERT). BLISS, CAREY S

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San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1977. ONE OF 385 COPIES. 365 x 247 mm. (14 1/4 x 9 3/4"). 4 p.l., 28 pp., [2] leaves (blank, colophon). Original pictorial cloth, gilt titling on spine. In the original plain dust jacket. Vignette in red on title, decorative initials, woodcut illustrations in margins throughout, as well as a few in the text, three full-page woodcut portraits, one half-page portrait, one full-page facsimile. Title in red and black. WITH A TIPPED-IN ORIGINAL LEAF CONTAINING THREE WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS of varieties of lettuce. Prospectus laid in at front. In mint condition, the original leaf quite clean and crisp. This attractive and useful production contains a leaf from Dodoens' important herbal, a publication containing more than 1,300 illustrations, originally issued by Jan van der Loe in Dutch in 1544 and first printed in Latin by Plantin in 1583. One of the great botanical names of his era, Dodoens (1518-85) is generally credited with making substantial advances in systematic botany by collecting and describing new species and by providing good botanical illustrations. In his essay here, Bliss gives a brief history of herbals and then expands on the work of Dodoens and Plantin in this genre.

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Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts US (US)
Seller Inventory #
ST12875
Title
A LEAF FROM THE 1583 REMBERT DODOENS HERBAL PRINTED BY CHRISTOPHER PLANTIN, WITH A SHORT ESSAY BY CAREY S. BLISS
Author
(LEAF BOOK). (DODOENS, REMBERT). BLISS, CAREY S
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
ONE OF 385 COPIES
Publisher
The Book Club of California
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date published
1977
Keywords
Herbals, Leaf Books, Woodcuts, , , Woodcuts

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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.

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facsimile
An exact copy of an original work. In books, it refers to a copy or reproduction, as accurate as possible, of an original...[more]
leaves
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New
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Cloth
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jacket
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
crisp
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vignette
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