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Re: Dana's Botany

   No, I do not think that I have been fortunate enough to look through these
botanical works. I is very hard for me to track them down, but I love to look
through them whenever I get a chance. Actually, I am finding that I can scan through
the pictures/drawings rather quickly, but a proper study can take a long time. I've
seen Gerard and Dioscorides among others.


Thank you very much for the references.

Dana Scott

Nick Pelling wrote:

> Hi Dana,
> I've just been checking through "The Elixirs of Nostradamus": the
> introduction mentions three key botanical works:-
> Leonard Fuchs (1501-1566). He studied under Reuchlin, BTW. :-)
>         "De Historia stirpium commentarii", 900 pages, 511 woodcuts, Basle, 1542
>         Also published in German as "New Kreuterbuch", 1543.
>         "Each plant's description has seven headings:
>                 Nomina ('name');
>                 genera ('characteristics');
>                 forma ('form');
>                 locus ('place where it grows');
>                 tempus ('time');
>                 temperamentum ('nature and complexion'); and
>                 vires ('potency and usefulness').
>         Austrian National Library (Cat. nos. 11117-25)
> Otto Brunfel (1488-1534).
>         "Herbarium Vivae Eicones"
>         Also published in German as "Contrafayt Kreuterbuch"
>                 Vol 1: (1532)
>                 Vol 2: (1537)
> Hieronymus Bock ("Tragus") (1498-1554)
>         "New Kreuetterbuch...", Strasbourg, 1539
>         "The second edition (...1546) contains 465 woodcuts, which are,
>         however, often copies of the illustrations appearing in the books of
>         Brunfel and Fuchs."
> Have you looked at these?
> Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....