Folio Society, 2002 Book. As New. Hardcover. hardback, folio, bound in full green goatskin leather lettered gilt, red leather fruit onlays on a blocked mulberry design to upper board, bevelled edges to boards, raised bands to spine, all edges gilt, green silk ribbon, limited edition of 1,000 copies. Handmade endpapers, full colour facsimile plates, presented in a fold-down-back box in green buckram that is lined with laid paper, a separate commentary bound in quarter buckram is enclosed within a livre creux,.
The magnificent Tractatus de Herbis reproduced in this format for the first time, is one of many rare and precious manuscripts in the collection of the British library of pharmacological texts written in southern Italy around 1300.
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