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The Great Herbal of Leonhart Fuchs: De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes, 1562

By: Frederick G Meyer, Emily Emmart Trueblood and John L Heller

1864 pages, 100 col plates, b/w illus

Stanford University Press

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #98348 | ISBN: 0804738033
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This first ever facsimile reproduces the Latin edition of 1542, with its 511 woodcuts, boxed together with a volume of detailed and illustrated commentary. `A folio of breathtaking splendor.' The Illustrated Herbal

'A folio of breathtaking splendor.'The Illustrated Herbal


Volume I: List of illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Chronology; Abbreviations; 1. The herbal tradition before Fuchs; 2. The life of Leonhart Fuchs; 3. The genesis of Fuchs's Historia stirpium; 4. The woodblock figures in Fuchs's Historia stirpium; 5. the Vienna codex: Leonhart Fuchs's unpublished herb book; Appendix I. The dedicatory epistle; Appendix 2. Explanation of difficult terms; Appendix 3. Georg Hizler's oration on Leonhart Fuchs; Appendix 4. Manuscripts of Leonhart Fuchs, his correspondents, and his survivors; Appendix 5. Systematic summary of the plants figures in the Historia stirpium; Appendix 6. Sleected chapters translated from the Historia stirpium; Appendix 7. Chronological list of the published works of Leonhart Fuchs and cognate works. Volume 2: Notable commentaries on the history of plants.

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