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Inhaltsangabe: After nearly five centuries, Leonhart Fuchs’ herbal, De Historia Stirpium Commentarii Insignes (Notable commentaries on the history of plants), is still one of the most beautiful books in the history of science. The 512 superb wood-cut illustrations set the standard for fidelity and artistry in the depiction of plants. Until the Renaissance, Western herbals were largely repetitions of the work of the first-century Greek physician Dioscorides. In 1530, Fuchs, also a physician, saw an herbal by Otto Brunfels and immediately realized the value to his profession of accurately illustrating and describing plants. His work not only surpassed Brunfels’, but achieved a lasting influence that still inspires botanists today. This Octavo Edition shows every detail of Fuchs’ herbal and includes an index of modern plant names linked to the corresponding woodcut. Commentary by Karen Reeds.
Buchbeschreibung Basel: Michael Isingrin (Oakland: Octavo) 1542; 2003, 1542. No Binding. Buchzustand: New. 1st Edition. Digital facsimile (in PDF format on CD-ROM) of the 1542 first edition of the first printed herbal to accurately depict botanical detail in plants. Fuchs's herbal is one of the foundational works of western medicine, pharmacy, and botany, and is here presented in unprecedented detail and fidelity from an uncolored original copy. This Octavo Edition contains detailed digital images (may be magnified up to 200% of original size) as well as a new introduction by botany historian Karen Reeds, indexes of currently accepted botanical and English common names of the plants and detailed bibliographical information. "This herbal is a beautiful, scholarly, and scientific piece of botanical and medical history. The CD-ROM offers several tools and options that make this more than just an inexpensive substitute for the 'real book.'"--Economic Botany. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 8VFUDH01