De Historia Stirpium
De Historia Stirpium created by Leonhart Fuchs in 1542 also known as the
The Great Herbal of Leonard Fuchs - Notable Commentaries on the History of Plants De historia stirpium commentarii insignes 1542
Taken from the advertisement from the publisher of the Stanford University Press 1999 facsimile:- Illustrated with 511 original woodcut figures. During Fuchs' lifetime, the herbal and its various abridgements went through 39 printings in Latin, German, French, Spanish, and Dutch. More than 100 species were illustrated for the first time (including 12 New World plants such as maize, kidney bean, chili pepper, cactus, and tobacco).
- Year: 1999
- ISBN: 0804738033
- Publisher: Stanford University Press
- Author(s): Frederick G. Meyer, Emily Emmart Trueblood, Leonard Fuchs
- Dimensions: 366mm x 130mm x 259mm
Taken from the advertisement from the publisher of the Stanford University Press 1999 facsimile:- The original Latin edition of 1542 reprinted in a facsimile only slightly smaller than the original, with the facsimile being volume II. The first volume being an exhaustively detailed commentary of invaluable interest to historians of medicine, pharmacology, philology, art, and printing, it will also appeal to collectors of fine and rare books, gardeners, and proponents of alternative medicine. The commentary contains some 150 illustrations, 100 in color, that include contemporary hand-colored figures from printed copies of the herbal and woodcuts hand-colored under Fuchs' supervision for a projected, unpublished elaboration of the original herbal.
Table of Contents
Volume I: List of illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Chronology; Abbreviations; 1. The herbal tradition before Fuchs; 2. The life of Leonhart Fuchs; 3. The genesis of Fuchs's Historia stirpium; 4. The woodblock figures in Fuchs's Historia stirpium; 5. the Vienna codex: Leonhart Fuchs's unpublished herb book; Appendix I. The dedicatory epistle; Appendix 2. Explanation of difficult terms; Appendix 3. Georg Hizler's oration on Leonhart Fuchs; Appendix 4. Manuscripts of Leonhart Fuchs, his correspondents, and his survivors; Appendix 5. Systematic summary of the plants figures in the Historia stirpium; Appendix 6. Sleected chapters translated from the Historia stirpium; Appendix 7. Chronological list of the published works of Leonhart Fuchs and cognate works. Volume 2: Notable commentaries on the history of plants.