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Auction archive: Lot number 83

MONARDES, Nicolas (1512-1588). Primera y segunda y tercera partes de la historia medicinal de las cosas que se traen de nuestras Indias Occidentales que siruen en medicina . Seville: Alonso Escrivano, 1574.

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
US$6,250
Auction archive: Lot number 83

MONARDES, Nicolas (1512-1588). Primera y segunda y tercera partes de la historia medicinal de las cosas que se traen de nuestras Indias Occidentales que siruen en medicina . Seville: Alonso Escrivano, 1574.

Estimate
US$4,000 - US$6,000
Price realised:
US$6,250
Beschreibung:

MONARDES, Nicolas (1512-1588). Primera y segunda y tercera partes de la historia medicinal de las cosas que se traen de nuestras Indias Occidentales que siruen en medicina . Seville: Alonso Escrivano, 1574. The first complete edition of the most important early source on the botany and medicinal discoveries made in the New World. This work is particularly notable for its long illustrated description of the tobacco plant and its properties at the beginning of the second book. Monardes, an eminent Spanish doctor and botanist, "was the first physician to write of the vegetable poison curare, and his lengthy description of an even more famous American plant introduced to Europe the name 'tabaco' and 'nicotain'” (Norman). Alden & Landis 574/38; Arents 19; Brunet III, 1820; Palau 175487; Nissen BBI 1397n; this edition not in Sabin. Quarto (192 x 136mm). 12 woodcut illustrations, mostly large, in the text, fine large historiated initials. (A4 with marginal repair, without final blank). Modern brown morocco, gilt-lettered on spine, edges gilt, by Chambolle-Duru. Provenance : Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967).

Auction archive: Lot number 83
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

MONARDES, Nicolas (1512-1588). Primera y segunda y tercera partes de la historia medicinal de las cosas que se traen de nuestras Indias Occidentales que siruen en medicina . Seville: Alonso Escrivano, 1574. The first complete edition of the most important early source on the botany and medicinal discoveries made in the New World. This work is particularly notable for its long illustrated description of the tobacco plant and its properties at the beginning of the second book. Monardes, an eminent Spanish doctor and botanist, "was the first physician to write of the vegetable poison curare, and his lengthy description of an even more famous American plant introduced to Europe the name 'tabaco' and 'nicotain'” (Norman). Alden & Landis 574/38; Arents 19; Brunet III, 1820; Palau 175487; Nissen BBI 1397n; this edition not in Sabin. Quarto (192 x 136mm). 12 woodcut illustrations, mostly large, in the text, fine large historiated initials. (A4 with marginal repair, without final blank). Modern brown morocco, gilt-lettered on spine, edges gilt, by Chambolle-Duru. Provenance : Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967).

Auction archive: Lot number 83
Auction:
Datum:
5 Dec 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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