Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem, summa cum diligentia & artificio effigiatae, una cum effectibus earundem, in gratiam veteris illius, & jamjam renascentis herbariae medicinae ... Quibus adjecta ad calcem, appendix isagogica de usu & administratione simplicium ... (Book, 1532) [WorldCat.org]
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Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem, summa cum diligentia & artificio effigiatae, una cum effectibus earundem, in gratiam veteris illius, & jamjam renascentis herbariae medicinae ... Quibus adjecta ad calcem, appendix isagogica de usu & administratione simplicium ...
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Herbarum vivae eicones ad naturae imitationem, summa cum diligentia & artificio effigiatae, una cum effectibus earundem, in gratiam veteris illius, & jamjam renascentis herbariae medicinae ... Quibus adjecta ad calcem, appendix isagogica de usu & administratione simplicium ...

Author: Otto Brunfels; Michael Herr; Hans Weiditz
Publisher: Argentorati, Apud Joannem Schottum, 1532-36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : LatinView all editions and formats
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Complete set of three volumes, ca. 242 woodcuts of herbs in text. Contemporary vellum. Title-page with annotations in ink; some occasional stains not affecting text. The first two volumes are present in the second edition; the third volume is the first edition. Brunfels describes ca. 230 species, forty of which are recorded for the first time. The plants are chosen for their therapeutic use. Based on classical
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Genre/Form: Early works
Pre-Linnean works
Ouvrages prélinnéens
Additional Physical Format: Also issued on microfilm.
[Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 1950
1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
duplicate negative made from deteriorating acetate camera master
Also issued on microfilm.
[Bethesda, Md.] : National Library of Medicine, 2002.
1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Brunfels; Michael Herr; Hans Weiditz
OCLC Number: 14324448
Notes: Vol. 2 has title: Novi herbarii tomus II. 1536; v. 3, Tomus herbarii ... III. 1536.
"Tomus herbarii ... III", edited by Michael Herr.
Woodcuts by Hans Weiditz.
NLM copy 1, v. 1, imperfect: t.p. and 3 prelim. leaves wanting; supplied in photocopy from the Historical Library, Yale Medical Library.
NLM copy 2, v. 2 only, bound with: Constantine, the African. Opera. Basileae [1536]; and Galen. Opera. Basileae, 1531.
Description: 3 volumes in 1. : illustrations ; 32 cm

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Complete set of three volumes, ca. 242 woodcuts of herbs in text. Contemporary vellum. Title-page with annotations in ink; some occasional stains not affecting text. The first two volumes are present in the second edition; the third volume is the first edition. Brunfels describes ca. 230 species, forty of which are recorded for the first time. The plants are chosen for their therapeutic use. Based on classical (Pliny, Galen) and medieval, Arabic and contemporary Italian authorities, Brunfels explains the medicinal value of each plant, listing its preparation, dosage, and the ailments for which the drug was reputedly beneficial. The innovative character of the Hervarum Vivae Eicones lies in the illustrations, a happy combination of scientific accuracy and aesthetic charm which were to have a determining influence on subsequent herbals. The artist Hans Weiditz paid attention to the general appearance of the plant and its typical habiltat. He depicted the entire plant (root, stem, leaves, blossom, and fruit), and included eventual damages as well .... the illustrations range in size from full folio to small text figures.

The first volume is complete, containing the blanks b4 and G6, and the first issue of the Appendix, dated 1532 in the colophon. The second edition of the second volume was enlarged with addition to the text and four new plates. The woodcut Waltmeyster on page 82 of the first edition is omitted. The woodcuts on pp. 54, 63, 92, and 95 are new. The Appendix to this volume contains extracts and articles by twelve authors, including Leonhard Fuch's first botantical publication ... and the first botanical publication of Hieronymous Bock. The third volume, which appeared posthumously, was edited by Michael Herr.

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