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Compendio de los Boticarios Facsimile Edition

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This post-incunabula despite the date of its colophon (25th November 1515) it must have been put on sale at a later date, since some of its typographic details imply that some of its fascicles were printed at some time afterwards, at least after the arrival of Carlos V to Spain in the autumn of 1517.

Nothing is known of the translator, presumably a doctor from Tudela, who also translated the Servidor by Albuchasis.

The treatise includes the names and classification of many Spanish plants and explanations of several chemical operations.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Compendio de los Boticarios": Compendio de los Boticarios facsimile edition, published by Vicent Garcia Editores, 1998

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Compendio de los Boticarios

Valencia: Vicent Garcia Editores, 1998

  • Limited Edition: 3160 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Compendio de los Boticarios: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

The facsimile, printed on specially made laid paper, is contained in a cloth-lined presentation case with gold engraved leather spine.

This edition does not include an accompanying commentary volume. A book in Spanish, "Bibliofilia antigua V," includes a monograph on the original document by José María López Piñero and is sold separately.


Parchment on wooden board.

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