• 1551 Leonhard FUCHS 2 Woodcuts SMILAX / SCABIOUS in fin ORIGINAL hand colour

1551 Leonhard FUCHS 2 Woodcuts SMILAX / SCABIOUS in fin ORIGINAL hand colour 1551 Leonhard FUCHS 2 Woodcuts SMILAX / SCABIOUS in fin ORIGINAL hand colour Leaf with 2 superb original handcolored woodcuts (recto and verso of one leaf).FUCHS, LEONHARDDE HISTORIA STIRPIUM COMMENTARII INSIGNESLvgdvni: Apud Balthazarem Arnolletum, 1552Leaf size: 11.5 x 7.3 cmHistorically significant early leaf with two woodcuts from Fuchs' celebrated herbal, published nine years after the work first appeared, offered here with unusually careful hand coloring. The woodcuts have a clear aspect of modernity based on firsthand observation of the living plant and establish a standard of plant illustration which has been followed down to the present. The leaf on offer is from the scarce second Lyon edition, distinctive as the first printing of a smaller version of the woodcuts used in the first edition, issued in 1542 in Basel. The small editions of these works would have been used in the field, the kitchen, and the apothecary shop.PLEASE VIEW ALL OUR OTHER ITEMS FOR SALE BY VISITING OUR  SHOPTags: Pre-1600 ; Pre-1700 ; Pre-1800 ; Pre-1900 ; 15th Century ; 15th C. ; 15th C ; Botanical ; Botany ; Woodblock ; Wood-Block ; Print ; Renaissance ; Renaissance Print ;  Antique ; Vintage ; Old Print ; Antique Print ; Original Antique Print ; Religion ; Master Woodcut; Durer ; Classical ; Classical Print ; Antique Classical ITEMS CAN BE RETURNED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT. Parcels are sent by ROYAL MAIL POST. WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO COMBINE PURCHASES AT NO EXTRA CHARGE !!! FREE REGISTERED shipping if the total value of your order exceeds US$150 !!!PLEASE BROWSE OUR SITE BY CLICKING THIS LINK Having studied at Oxford University in the early 1980s I was lucky enough to learn about the rare book trade by scuttling around the markets and auction houses of London at a time when it was still quite possible to discover "that find". Similarly I was able to hone my specialist interests in early photography, the history of science and Helvetica, something that I hope is still reflected in the items I offer. The aim is to offer the rare, interesting, unusual, beautiful and strange. So at the very least we hope your visit to the site to be a rewarding and enlightening experience!  Daniel Good Rare Books United Kingdom

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1551 Leonhard FUCHS 2 Woodcuts SMILAX / SCABIOUS in fin ORIGINAL hand colour

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