Adams D656, St. John's only. Another issue, with imprint 'viduae Arnoldi Birkmanii', appears to be more common (four Cambridge locations cited). Greek and Latin in parallel. Collation: aa-bb8, cc4, a-z8, A-Z8, Aa-Cc8. Dioscorides (1st century A.D.) was the prime historical source for the medicines used by the Greeks, Romans, and other cultures of antiquity. The De Materia Medica describes about 600 plants employed in medicine, and formed the core of the European pharmacopeia until the 19th century. Linnaeus gave Dioscorides's name to the yam. Provenance: J.B.L. Chomel (1709-65), author of Essai Historique sur la Medicine en France, with his ownership signature on title, and a table of the numeral values of the Greek alphabet on flyleaf
Author DIOSCORIDES PEDANIUS
Binding full 18th century calf, spine gilt with lettering piece, joints neatly repaired,
Publisher Apud Petrum Haultinum [excudebat Benedictus Prevost], Paris
Illustrator With woodcut device on title, woodcut initials.
Condition ink spottting on a small number of fore margins but a very good copy.
Pages cr. 8vo (6.8 x 4.2 inches),  + 392 leaves