Sotheby & Co. (London)

Catalogue of a portion of the celebrated collection of herbals and botanical books, the property of the Society of Herbalists … comprising incunabula, including Crescentius, Ruralia commoda, 1471, Serapious Liber aggregatus, 1479, Herbarius Latinus [c. 1485], and Hortus sanitatis, 1487 and 1491; Continental books of the 16th to 19th century, including Macer Floridus, De viribus herbarium, [c. 1500], Herbolario volgare, 1523, Le grant herbier [c. 1525], Brunfels, Herbarum eicones, 1532-1536, Ruellius, De natura stirpium, 1536, Fuchs, De historia stirpium, 1542, Thurneisser’s Descriptio plantarum, 1578, Herbarz Polski, 1595, Crispin de Pas, Hortus floridus, 1614-1617, Hernandez, Plantarum… Mexicanorum historia, 1651, and Linné’s Hortus Cliffortianus, 1747; The Grete herball, 1527, bound with Brunschwig’s The distyllacyon of the waters [1527], and The vertuous handy warke of surgeri, 1525; Turner’s A new herball, 1561-1562, Glisson’s A treatise of the rickets, 1668, Rafinesque’s Medical botany of the United States of America, 1828-1830; an extensive series of the works of Nicholas Culpeper; books on medicine, surgery, medical botany, tea, coffee and cocoa, vinology and gardening (catalogue of books consigned to Sotheby & Co. by the Society of Herbalists, sold in London, 13 March 1967)

London, Sotheby & Co., 1967
(25 cm), 73 pp., frontispiece, [7] p. of plates, text illustrations. 318 lots. Publisher’s green printed wrappers. - The previous sale in 1958 had consisted mainly of colour-plate books; here, the Society of Herbalists consigned early herbals and pharmacopoeias, including Peter Treveris’ 1526 Grete Herbal (1526) bound with two works of Hieronymus Brunschwig (ex-Ham House sale, Sotheby’s, 20-21 June 1938; to H.P. Kraus £10,000). ¶ Unmarked copy. No Price list.