MUSA, Antoninus (1st century, A.D.); and Apuleius Barbarus [Pseudo-Apuleius] (4th century, A.D.) - Gabriel Hummelberger (1490-1544)
In hoc opere conenta. Ant. Musae de Herba Vetonica ... L. Apulei de Medica minibus Herbarum ...
Zurich: C. Froschauer, 1537. Quarto. (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). [viii], 304, pp. Woodcut initials.
Expertly bound to style in early vellum. Housed in a black morocco backed box.
"First edition of Hummelberger's editing of these two classics" (Hunt).
This is the first edition of Hummelberger's augmented version of Musa's herbal, to which is appended Apuleius Barbarus' material medica. Musa was a Roman physician in the first century, and although credited as author, some authorities believe it was written much later. The Apuleius work, among the most widely used remedy works of the Middle Ages, is thought to have been written around 400 A.D. and circulated in manuscript.
Durling 3319; Hunt 40; Johnson 50.