Medicine.- Dioscorides (Pedanius) Libri Octo Graece et Latine, translated by J. Ruellius, collation: aa-bb8 cc4 a-z A-Z AA-CC8, parallel text in Greek and Latin, title with woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials, early ink episcopal inscription to head of title, some water-staining at start, contemporary calf, gilt, covers with arabesque centre-pieces, rebacked, preserving original backstrip (some loss at ends), corners worn, rubbed, 8vo (169 x 103mm.), Paris, Pierre Haultin, 1549.
⁂ An important edition of this medical work, which includes discussion of herbs, fruits, vegetables, vines, seeds, sea life and minerals.
Literature: Adams D656; cf. Durling 1136 and Wellcome I, 1779.