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4to. (in 6s). Collation: *4 [title supplied], A-Z6, a-i6, k5. Foliation: , CXCVII ff. 349 woodcuts, (345 are hand-colored; 4 not colored). PAPER CONDITION: Neat repairs applied to: final leaf of register with manuscript insert (as a replacement), B2 mended with conservator's paper applied to verso, D1 paper repaired with hand-stitching, D4 re-margined, D5 corner replaced, some reinforced paper mend on verso, F1 puncture is filled, G6 tear mended, H2-3 mended, J1+3 mended, L2-3 mended, N5 mended, Q2 mended, Q3 lower corner replaced, R3-6 mended, S2 mended, c1-d2 worm holes present (some mends). Staining throughout, paper brittle, waterstained throughout and with numerous worms holes (not obtrusive). BINDING: Early full mottled calf over boards, leather clasps (clasps are neatly reattached). This copy contains frequent marginalia (naming the plants in English, Latin) in at least two different hands, showing use. EXTREMELY RARE. EXTREMELY RARE DISTILLATION MANUAL FOR MEDICINAL HERBS, PLANTS, ANIMALS: 349 WOODCUTS, NEARLY ALL HANDCOLORED. THIRD RYFF EDITION based on the original work of Brunschwig, all printings are now rare and remain important. EXTREMELY RARE AS A FULLY HANDCOLORED COPY. The original text was written by Hieronymus Brunschwig, De arte distillandi, first published in 1500 and through 1512 (titles differ), then adapted by Walther Hermann Ryff in 1545, with re-issues in 1555, 1556, 1567 and 1597. This is Ryff's chief work on pharmaceutical preparations and the plants and animal products used for medicine. The work is in three parts, treating the distillation, aqua vitae, quinta essential, etc., with woodcut figures of stills, crucibles (containers), and furnaces. The second and third parts continue with more distillations and preparations from plants, and animals. The final second treats the preparation of oils, balms, etc. / "The Liber de arte distillandi, de simplicibus (1500) reveals greater originality; primarily because of the description, complemented by abundant illustrations of chemical and distillation apparatus, this book became a pharmaceutical-technical handbook that was the authority far into the sixteenth century." [DSB]. "Brunschwig describes the distillation of spirit from wine, mead, and fermented fruit juices, and the distillation of plants, roots and flowers." [Partington]. REFERENCES: See: DSB II, pp. 546-7; Durling 749 [this 1567 edition not in Durling]; Ferguson II, pp. 306-7 (1556 edition); Benzing, Brunschwig & Ryff; Partington II, pp. 83-4. This issue not in Wellcome [See Wellcome 5668 for 1545 edition]. Not in Roy G. Neville.
Title: Das New gross Distillier Büch Wolgegrundter Kunstlicher Distillarion ... ; Mit ordentlichen vnd vollkommenen Registern.
Publisher: [Frankfurt am Main]:, C. Egenolph, .: 1567
lbs: 5.00 lbs
Seller ID: M13661
Keywords: Medical Chemistry