UMass Amherst
Antoine Du Pinet

Historia plantarvm. Earum imagines, nomenclaturae, qualitates, & natale solum. Accessere simpliciu medicamentorum facultates, secundum locos, & genera ex Dioscoride.
Lvgdvni, apud viduam Gabrielis Coterij, 1567. Secunda editio.
640, 229, [25] p. illus. 12 cm.

Call no.: QK 1.D8 1567

Antoine du Pinet (d. 1584) condensed the work of the botanist P. A. Mattioli to produce one of the earliest pocket herbals. Arranged alphabetically, each plant is illustrated in woodcut and described briefly in five languages, including information on where the plant can be found, and what its "qualities" were. Appropriately for a book intended to be used in the field, the copy in SCUA is heavily annotated in a near-contemporary hand.

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Narcissus Note the marginalia in Latin.