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[Herbarius Patavie impressus anno domi et cetera lxxxv].

Contributor(s): Petri, Johann [Printer]Publication details: [Passau : Johann Petri, 1485]. Description: [151] leaves : [149] ill (hand-coloured woodcuts)Subject(s): Herbals -- Early works to 1800 | Herbals -- Germany -- 15th century | Medicinal Plants -- Early works to 1800 | Medicinal Plants -- Germany -- 15th century | Botany -- Early works to1800 | Botanical Illustration -- Germany -- 15th century | Botanical Illustration -- Early works to 1800 | Materia Medica -- Early works to 1800Genre/Form: IncunabulaSummary: The numbered plates in this work each have a woodcut illustration (all hand coloured, mainly in green with some pink and blue), the name of the plant in Latin on the left and in German on the right, followed by a description of the plant. The volume is arranged in the same way as the first work printed (by Peter Schöffer) in Germany with woodcuts of plants, the Herbarius Moguntinus (Mainz, 1484). The woodcuts in the 1485 edition are copied from the Moguntinus, but are slightly different, and generally reversed. The Library edition lacks the latter portion of the book (that without figures) and it is possible that this section is not by the same writer as that of the description of the herbs. It is not known whether the book was written at the time it was printed, or earlier.
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Title and publication details deduced from external sources and from bound-in manuscript notes referring to Hain 8445 and Pritzel 10754

Library copy incomplete: first leaf, containing title, is lacking; third leaf (i.e. third & fourth pages of Capitula herbarum) is lacking; fourth leaf (i.e. the first chapter on Absintheum/Wermut) is lacking; 20 unnumbered leaves (without figures) lacking from the end of the volume

Library copy is misbound: chapters 3-7 bound at front; second leaf, containing the Preface and beginning with the text "[R]ogatu plurimor(um) i(n)opu(m) nu(m)mor ege(n)tiu(m) appotecas refuta(n)tiu(m) occasio(n)e illa qu(od) necessaria ibide(m) ad corp(us)... ", and third leaf, headed "Capitula herbar(um) secundu(m) ordine(n) alphabeti", bound after chapter 7 (Alleum/Knoblach); chapter 2 (Abrotanu(m)/Gartham) bound after the above leaf and before chapter 8 (Alkakenge/Indentockel); chapter numbering continues correctly thenceforward except for nos. 28-30 which are bound in reverse order; chapter 28 is for Basilicon/Basilgrim in the text but listed as for Bursapastoris in the Capitula; chapter 30 is for Bursapastoris/Taschelkraut in the text but listed as for Basilicon in the Capitula

Library copy: initial R at start of Preface left blank; Black letter/Gothic script; no signatures nor other printers' numbers or marks

Listed in: Knapman. RPS Library Catalogue, 7th ed. (1894). p.257. [Herbarius Pataviae. 1485].

References: ISTC No. ih00064000; Pritzel 10754; Haller I, 239; Nissen 2300; Hain 8445;

The numbered plates in this work each have a woodcut illustration (all hand coloured, mainly in green with some pink and blue), the name of the plant in Latin on the left and in German on the right, followed by a description of the plant. The volume is arranged in the same way as the first work printed (by Peter Schöffer) in Germany with woodcuts of plants, the Herbarius Moguntinus (Mainz, 1484). The woodcuts in the 1485 edition are copied from the Moguntinus, but are slightly different, and generally reversed. The Library edition lacks the latter portion of the book (that without figures) and it is possible that this section is not by the same writer as that of the description of the herbs. It is not known whether the book was written at the time it was printed, or earlier.

Presented by Thomas Hanbury, November 1892. Formerly belonging to the late Daniel Hanbury.

Previously owned by Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer, a German botanist and botanical historian (1 January 1791 Hanover, Brunswick-Lüneburg – 7 August 1858 Königsberg, East Prussia).

Contains Hanbury Presentation Bookplate. Contains bound in slip of paper inscribed E. Meyer 1856 top right, and giving details (in the same hand) of the title and collation discrepancies of the volume. Additional pencil annotation on right corner of slip. A small number of ink annotations in the margins. Misbound as noted above; printing misregistered on plate 99 verso and plate 102 recto. Previous Accession Number: 12324. Previous location: Basement Store Shelf 31.4.

Rebound. In a protective four-flap phase box.