Herbario Novo - 1667
Castore Durante; Giovanni Maria Ferro
Venice: Presso Gio: Giacomo Hertz, MDCLXVII (1667)
Folio, 33 cm. Fine binding. Handsome modern leather spine over marbled boards. Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials, and plant illustrations throughout., 476,  p. : ill. Title page, dedication page, and final 5 leaves of index supplied in facsimile. Margins of some of the prelims conserved. Custom book plate of Rev. Paul J. Barry on front paste down. Herbario Nuovo, first published in 1585, is a description of medicinal plants from Europe and the Indies. It went through 11 editions and was actively used for over 130 years.
"This was a popular Italian herbal that was reprinted in Italian, and translated and published in several other languages, for a number of years. The plant descriptions are written in the form of poems which Arber describes as 'pleasingly unscientific.' The Linnean genus Duranta, formerly Castorea, is named for the author" - Hunt 229. Nissen 569. NLM.