1633 · London
by Gerard, John and John Johnson
London: Adam Islip, 1633. Thick Folio. 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. Engraved title page, , 1630, pp. [1pp. errata], as stated by ESTC-Dlr last line begins "sists".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. includes the Latin names of the plants and a table of the English names as are attributed to the herbes, shrubs, and trees mentioned in this historie, along with the table of vertues, very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye, illustrated throughout with wood-cuts, first and last leaves blank, Page 795 is mis-numbered 797; page 933 is mis-numbered 936; Page 1457 is mis-numbered 1459; Upper margin with small piece torn away not affecting text, ocassional spots of foxing or staining but generally clean. A very nice copy bound in contemporary calf, handsomely rebacked to style, raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt, housed within a custom leather backed slipcase, Armorial bookplate of Aluredi Baronis De Bray, and George Brudenell, president of Kettering and District Naturalists' Society and Field Club, dated 1938. [ESTC-S122165].
(Inventory #: 021967)