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Medicine and Botany. MATTIOLI. Epistolarum Medicinalium Libri Quinque.

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Medicine and Botany. MATTIOLI. Epistolarum Medicinalium Libri Quinque.
 Medicine and Botany of 16th century. MATTIOLI, Andrea. Petri Andreae Matthioli Senensis Medici Epistolarum Medicinalium Libri Quinque. Lyon, Casare Farina, 1564.

Small 8vo, mm. 170 x 110; Full calf binding, spine with sections golden titles and ornaments, red edges; pp. 652, [28] of index. Printer's device on Titlepage and various woodcut within the text. A contemporary signature to the title page and a small wax seal. Sign of damages on the spine, slight soiled little wormholes which do not invade the text. Unsophisticated copy.

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In the letters reveals Mattioli, as well as in his famous commentaries, the deep knowledge in botany and nature, also with reference to species recently introduced from the New World. Here, at pp. 630, is a description of the Peruvian llama, also depicted in woodcut. Durling, n. 3034; Wellcome, I/n. 4151; Capparoni, I/p. 52; Dezeimeris, III/p. 542. The lot is offered with a valid export license.
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