Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia, jam denuo ab ipso autore recogniti, et locis plus mille aucti. Adjectis magnis, ac novis plantarum, ac animalium iconibus, supra priores editiones longe pluribus, ad vivum delineatis. Accesserunt quoque ad margines Graeci contextus quam plurimi, ex antiquissimis codicibus desumpti, qui Dioscoridis ipsius depravatam lectionem restituunt .
|Title||Commentarii in sex libros Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de medica materia, jam denuo ab ipso autore recogniti, et locis plus mille aucti. Adjectis magnis, ac novis plantarum, ac animalium iconibus, supra priores editiones longe pluribus, ad vivum delineatis. Accesserunt quoque ad margines Graeci contextus quam plurimi, ex antiquissimis codicibus desumpti, qui Dioscoridis ipsius depravatam lectionem restituunt. |
|Detail Depicted||Printing - Page design (Double page spread, vol. 2, pp. 1076-1077)|
Illustrations--Relief--Woodcuts (Double page spread, vol. 2, pp. 1076-1077)
|Uniform Title||Commentarii a Dioscoride. Latin |
|Creator/Author||Petri Andreae Matthioli [Mattioli, Pietro Andrea, 1500-1577]|
Pedacii Dioscoridis [Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos]
|Publisher||Ex Officina Valgrisiana [Valgrisi, Vincenzo, fl. 1540-1572] |
|Place of Publication||Venetiis [Italy - Venice] |
|Date of Publication||M D LXV.  |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos. De materia medica|
Medicine, Greek and Roman -- Early works to 1800
Botany -- Pre-Linnean works.
Materia medica -- Early works to 1800.
Medicinal plants -- Early works to 1800.
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements||, 1459,  p. : port., illus. ; 35 cm (fol.) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Ex Officina Valgrisiana [Valgrisi, Vincenzo, fl. 1540-1572] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Rebound in full leather in the late 17th century, sewn on 4 cords.|
Additional 19th century repair, with stuck-on headbands and wove paper endsheets. Early 20th century crude spine repair. Uneven pages from resewn textblock of volume 1 evidenced by calligraphed title on tail edge.
Blind tooled border using a roll.
Vol. 2 has leather label with author and abbreviated title tooled in gold with handle letters.
|General Notes||Signatures: *6 2*8 A-M6, ²A-6F6 6G4 6H6 [$4 (-*4, ABCDEFGHIKLM4, 6G3, 4, 6H4) signed; missigning 3M4 as 4M4, 4Y1 as 5Y1]; 418 leaves, pp.  1-1459   [misnumbering 717 as 617, 1045 as 1054, 1318 as 1218, 1412 as 412].|
UW copy lacking leaf M6 (errata).
Large tipped-in woodcut portrait of Mattioli (M5 verso, v. 1). Printer's marks similar to Froben.
Includes marginal notes and indexes.
Numerical line markers in gutter.
"De ratione distillandi aquas ex omnibus plantis, et quomodo genuini odores in ipsis aquis conseruari possint.": pp. - at end, has separate half title.
Colophon (p. 1459): Venetiis ; Apud Vincentium Valgrisium, M D L X V.
|Previous Owners||Bookplate on front pastedown: GDC? with motto Le bon temps vienddra |
|References||Hunt botanical cat. 94 |
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Folio 888.9 D624dzm 1565 bk.1-2 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004 |
|Content||Pedanius Dioscorides was a Greek physician of the 1st century AD. His De materia medica served as the primary text of pharmacology until the end of the 15th century. Once Gutenberg created a press to produce printed books, printers soon added illustrations with the use of wood blocks. They began producing herbals, illustrated books dealing with the therapeutic properties of plants. Mattioli's translation and commentary on Dioscorides' text was aimed largely at the practical purpose of medicinal plant knowledge, with its wealth of descriptive details and accurate drawings of each plant; as a result, he became one of the most famous herbalists of the 16th century.|
"It was intended for daily use by physicians, herbalists, and others, who could find descriptions and notes on medicinal plants and herbs, Greek and Latin names and synonyms, and the equivalents in other languages. Many of the illustrations were reproductions of his own drawings or elaborations of drawings made by ot
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