C. Plinii Secvndi
Basilae: in officina Frobeniana, 1530
First printed in Venice in 1469, this is an account of medicine and natural history; in effect, an ancient encyclopedia of science. This edition came from the press of Johannes Froben (1460-1527), a German printer who established himself at Basel. Froben became famous for printing scholarly texts, in part because Erasmus edited many of Froben’s publications. Froben also employed the as yet unknown Hans Holbein as a designer. University of Utah copy binding pastedowns are manuscript leaves.