The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie. John Gerarde, John Johnson.
The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie
The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie
The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie

The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie

London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Thick Folio. Item #021968

3rd edition printed from the second edition and considered the best edition because of Johnson's expansion and extensive corrections. Johnson added over eight hundred new species and seven hundred new illustrations. [42]; 30, 29-30, 1630[1]pp. [46]pp. This edition with Dlr last line begins "of". In three books. 1. The First Book containing grasses, bushes, reeds, corne, flags, and bulbous or onion-rooted plants. 2. The Second Book containing the description, place, time, names, nature, and vertues of all sorts of herbes, for meat, medicine, or sweet-smelling use. 3. The Third Book containing the description, place, time, names, nature, and vertues of trees, shrubs, busses, fruit-bearing plantes, rosins, gums, roses, heath, mosses, some Indian plants, and other rare plants not remembered in the proeme to the fist booke. Also mushrooms, corall, ad their severall kindes. Contains the following pagination errors: p. 31 misnumbered 29, p. 32 misnumbered 30. p. 33 misnumbered 29. p. 370 is misnumbered 400. p. 371 misnumbered 401. p. 372 misnumbered 402.. p. 403 misnumbered 379. p. 410 misnumbered 386. p. 445 misnumbered 449. p. 446 misnumbered 450. p. 681, 682, 683 684 misnumbered 761, 782, 783 and 764. p. 795 misnumbered 797. p. 819 misnumbered 719. p. 1207 misnumbered 1217. p. 1269 misnumbered 1272. p. 1457 misnumbered 1459. p. 795 is misnumbered 797. p. 1457 is misnumbered 459. With the advertisement to the readers. (pagination is incorrect but work is complete) Upper corner margins on page 1453 either roughly cut or paper flawed (not extending to text), A very nice copy bound in an early 20th (possibly 1930s) 3/4 brown morocco over brown cloth, raised bands, raised bands, lettering, and top edge gilt, renewed endpapers retaining original front blank with a few contemporary handwritten recipes for varnish or oils. A few illustrations hand-colored (most likely those specimens found by a previous owner). [ESTC-S122175].

Price: $6,500.00

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