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Di Pedacio Dioscoride - Mattioli, Original woodcut single leaf. Acantho. [Acanthus].

[Venice]: [Vincent Valgrisi], [1568]. [First edition]. Single impression. Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501-1577), 16th century Italian doctor and botanical writer. This leaf is from his seminal work and first major edition, the Grand Mattioli, edited by Valgrisi, considered one of the most accurate and last work edited directly by the author. Mattioli translated and commented on the work of Greek physician, pharmacologist, and botanist, Dioscorides updating the edition with new medical plants and numerous detailed woodcuts. "The plant is reported to be used in asthma. The leaves are expectorant, employed as an emollient fomentation in rheumatism and neuralgia. The leaves and tender shoot are used in snake bite. The root is an expectorant and used for treatment for asthma." In Latin. Near Fine. Minor edge wear to single leaf, minor foxing, minor staining on top edge, else near fine. Single leaf folio, disbound, recto shows text, verse shows large illustration, title head of page, pp. 709-710. Item #10940

Price: $120.00

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