Linocier’s L’Histoire des plantes – Volume with Numerous In Text Illustrations to 239 Pages


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L'Histoire des plantes, traduicte de Latin en François

This is the exceedingly rare second edition of Geofroy Linocier’s L’Histoire des plantes, traduicte de Latin en François. The work was published in Paris by G. Mace between 1619 and 1620. The work is seven parts bound to one volume. It featured numerous in text woodcut engravings with 239 pages plus index pages. It is in later binding signed by L. Claessens with ornamental gilding on the covers and psing, gold-stamped.

The work was based upon Pinet’s Historia Plantarum published in 1561. Linocier updated and expanding Pinet’s work taking inspiration from Gesner’s works as well to include information on quadrupeds, birds, snakes, fish, and distillation.

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