1531 1st ed Petrus Crescentiis Agriculture HERBAL Illustrated Woodcuts Botany

CRESCENTIIS, Petrus de

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An exceedingly rare first edition of Petrus Crescentiis’s history of agriculture. Crescentiis (or Crescenzi) was a 13th-century horticulturist known for his famous writings on agriculture. ‘Ruralia Commoda’ was written between 1304-09 and would become the first printed text on agriculture in 1471. It would see nearly 60 editions throughout the next century. (Anderson)

 

Henry Probasco’s “Catalogue” states that,

“This volume also contains the following: Die acht Bucher des hochberumpten Aurelii Cornelii Celsi vo beyderley Medicine, Newlich jetzo verdeutscht durch Rhussner. Meyntz, Schoffer, 1531.”

Printed in folio, this incredible work is filled with woodcuts depicting gardeners planting vegetables and other plants, astronomers researching the skies, various plants, seeds, berries, and flowers, proper care and watering techniques, and a few bizarre illustrations of ‘man-plants’.

 

According to the British Museum Catalogue, this work was edited and translated in 1511 but did not see print until this first edition in 1531. This edition was printed in Strasbourg by Johannes Knoblouch, a German printer known for printing sermons, theological works, and important writings of Erasmus and Luther in the first half of the 16th-century.

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1531 1st ed Petrus Crescentiis Agriculture HERBAL Illustrated Woodcuts Botany

 

An exceedingly rare first edition of Petrus Crescentiis’s history of agriculture. Crescentiis (or Crescenzi) was a 13th-century horticulturist known for his famous writings on agriculture. ‘Ruralia Commoda’ was written between 1304-09 and would become the first printed text on agriculture in 1471. It would see nearly 60 editions throughout the next century. (Anderson)

 

Henry Probasco’s “Catalogue” states that,

“This volume also contains the following: Die acht Bucher des hochberumpten Aurelii Cornelii Celsi vo beyderley Medicine, Newlich jetzo verdeutscht durch Rhussner. Meyntz, Schoffer, 1531.”

Printed in folio, this incredible work is filled with woodcuts depicting gardeners planting vegetables and other plants, astronomers researching the skies, various plants, seeds, berries, and flowers, proper care and watering techniques, and a few bizarre illustrations of ‘man-plants’.

 

According to the British Museum Catalogue, this work was edited and translated in 1511 but did not see print until this first edition in 1531. This edition was printed in Strasbourg by Johannes Knoblouch, a German printer known for printing sermons, theological works, and important writings of Erasmus and Luther in the first half of the 16th-century.

 

Item number: #1312

Price: $2,500

 

CRESCENTIIS, Petrus de

 

Petrus de Crescentiis vom Ackerbaw, Erdtwucher, und Bawleüte. Von Natur, art, gebrauch und nutzbarkeit aller gewechsz, Früchten, Thyeren … Inhalt XII. Bücher …

 

[Strassbourg] : New getruckt durch Hanßen Knoblouch den Jungen, 1531.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 146 leaves
    • Incredible illustrated title-page
    • FILLED with woodcut engravings throughout
    • Includes one facsimile leaf
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • References: Hollstein 259; BMC; Probasco, Catalogue, 99; Anderson, Illustrated History of Herbals;
  • Language: German
  • Size: ~10.5in X 7.75in (26cm x 20cm)
  • Extremely rare with no other example for sale worldwide

 

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Categories

Natural History

Botany, Gardening, & Herbals

Medicine & Science

Authors

CRESCENTIIS, Petrus de

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

German

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete