Auction 487 / Lot n° 179

POMET, Pierre (1658-1699) - Histoire générale des drogues. Paris: Jean-Baptiste Loyson, Augustin Pillon and Estienne Ducastin, 1694. First edition of the most complete materia medica of the time, compiled by the Parisian apothecary and botanist Pomet who gathered his collection of drugs from all parts of the world with which France traded. Folio (383 x 248mm). Half-title, engraved portrait, title in red and black, numerous engravings in text and a plate, woodcut initials and headpieces (small marginal repair to thalf-title, some browning and spotting, O1, X1 with repaired external margin, some other sporadic restoration or repaired tear). Contemporary calf, spin gilt (rebacked and restored). Sometimes a supplement is found with the work. Provenance: Vittorio Arioli (bookplate).

Auction: 22 September 2020 at 15:30

Estimate € 500 - 800

Sold € 480
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