Adam Lonitzer (Lonicer) - Kreuterbuch: künstliche Conterfeytunge der Bäume, Stauden, Hecken, Kreuter, Getreyde, Gewürtze - 1962

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Adam Lonitzer (Lonicer) - Kreuterbuch: künstliche Conterfeytunge der Bäume, Stauden, Hecken, Kreuter, Getreyde, Gewürtze - 1962
Biology, Botany, Illustrated, Science (general) - Quantity: 1 - Book

Kreuterbuch: kunstliche Conterfeytunge der Bäume, Stauden, Hecken, Kräuter, Getreyd, Gewürtze, etc.: mit eigentlicher Beschreibung, derselben Nahmen, in sechserley Sprachen, nemlich teutsch, griechisch, lateinisch, frantzösisch, italiänisch und hispanisch, und derselben Gestalt, natürlich Krafft und Wirckung; sampt vorher gesetztem und gantz außfürlich beschriebenem Bericht der ... Kunst zu destillieren, wie auch Bauung der Gärten und Pflantzung der Bäume; item von den führnehmsten Gethieren der Erden, Vögeln, Fischen und Gewürm; deßgleichen von Metallen, Ertze, Edelgesteinen, Gummi und gestandenen Säfften.

Facsimile of Adam Lonitzer's famous kreuterbuch from 1679, bound in brown leather. Gilted title to spine. As new, only remark is small stamp to back: tabernaemontanus 475 jahre; hieronymus bock 500 jahre. 4+6+750+24+4pp.

From 1550 onwards, Lonitzer dealt with herbal books, describing the plants mainly from a medical-pharmaceutical point of view. He compiled illustrations from older herbal books and described the species, including their identifying features and locations for common native plant species. Lonitzer's books were only printed by his father-in-law. Most of the plants in his herb book come from the herb book by Eucharius Rößlin the Younger, which in turn contains illustrations from Otto Brunfels ’Herbarum vivae eicones and those by the draftsman of Drusilla.

There are practical uses for many of the plants and fungi he described. Lonitzer's book of herbs contains, among other things, the first description of claviceps sclerotia (mother grains). Furthermore. he described devices and processes, for example the destillation process for brandy, which he in turn took from a book by Hieronymus Brunschwig.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Biology, Botany, Illustrated, Science (general)
Author/ Illustrator
Adam Lonitzer (Lonicer)
Book Title
Kreuterbuch: künstliche Conterfeytunge der Bäume, Stauden, Hecken, Kreuter, Getreyde, Gewürtze
Condition
As new
Publication year oldest item
1962
Edition
Reprint
Language
German
Original language
Yes
Publisher
München, Kölbl
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
788
Dimensions
24.5×17 cm
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