Gart der Gesundheit
Gart der Gesundheit was one of the most important botanical works of the 15th century. Its 435 chapters, written in a southern German dialect, address the medicinal values and uses of 368 plants and 11 animal substances. Almost every entry is accorded its own woodcut illustration, making the work one of the more heavily illustrated printed books of that era. It was a popular book, appearing in 14 separate editions between 1485 and 1501. This edition was printed in Ulm, a city in what is now Germany, in 1487 and is extremely rare—it is one of only three known complete copies, and the only one in the Americas.
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