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[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London by  John GERARDE [GERARD] - Hardcover - Third Edition - 1636 - from Charles Agvent and Biblio.com

[HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London

by GERARDE [GERARD], John

Condition: Original front blank endpaper replaced. Tasteful bookplate of Roger Gates on the front pastedown. Minor loss to the lower blank


London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Third Edition. Hardcover. Original front blank endpaper replaced. Tasteful bookplate of Roger Gates on the front pastedown. Minor loss to the lower blank outside corner of the first dozen or so pages, not close to the text; title page with small repairs. Some old dampstaining, mostly marginal and mostly rather faint. Nice, clean copy of this important book. First published in 1597, this is the second edition edited by Thomas Johnson (a reprint of the 1633 edition) who corrected many of Gerard's errors and who improved the accuracy of the illustrations by using Plantin's woodcuts. Thick Folio (9" x 13") bound in full early calf sympathetically rebacked with a new red morocco spine label; (36), 30, (29)-30, (29)-1630, (48) pages with a list of errata on the verso of the last leaf. Illustrated with an engraved title page with a border of vignettes, decorative and historiated headpieces and initials, and 2,766 botanical woodcuts in the text describing over 2800 plants.

Hunt 223; Nissen 698; STC 11751.

  • Bookseller: Charles Agvent US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 015344
  • Title: [HERBAL] THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES. GATHERED BY JOHN GERARDE OF LONDON MASTER IN CHYRURGERIE Very Much Enlarged and Ammended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London
  • Author: GERARDE [GERARD], John
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Original front blank endpaper replaced. Tasteful bookplate of Roger Gates on the front pastedown. Minor loss to the lower blank
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Third Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1636
  • Keywords: Gardening; Botany; Herbals; 17th Century; Herbal; Woodcuts; Illustrated Books
  • Bookseller catalogs: Natural History; Botanical; 17th Century;




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