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Book Description

Second Printing of the Best EditionOf The Most Famous English HerbalGERARD, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London, Master in Chirurgerie, Very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London. London: Printed for Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1636.Third edition of Gerard's Herball (first published in 1597), the second edition edited by Thomas Johnson, a reprint of his "very much enlarged and amended" 1633 edition, with the errata corrected in the text. Large folio (13 1/4 x 8 15/16 inches; 337 x 227 mm.). [38], 1630 [i.e, 1634], [1], [1, blank], [46, indexes and tables] pp. Bound without the initial and final blank leaves, as usual. Engraved allegorical title by John Payne and 2,766 woodcut illustrations of plants in the text. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.Mid-nineteenth-century sprinkled calf, expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down. Spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands and tan morocco gilt lettering label. Board edges decoratively tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers.
Author GERARDE, John
Date 1636

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