The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes Gathered By John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie
by Gerard, John and John Johnson
London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636. Thick Folio. 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. ; 30, 29-30, 1630pp. 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 mis-numbered 29, p. 32 mis-numbered 30. p. 33 mis-numbered 29. p. 370 is mis-numbered 400. p. 371 mis-numbered 401. p. 372 mis-numbered 402.. p. 403 mis-numbered 379. p. 410 mis-numbered 386. p. 445 mis-numbered 449. p. 446 mis-numbered 450. p. 681, 682, 683 684 mis-numbered 761, 782, 783 and 764. p. 795 mis-numbered 797. p. 819 mis-numbered 719. p. 1207 mis-numbered 1217. p. 1269 mis-numbered 1272. p. 1457 mis-numbered 1459. p. 795 is mis-numbered 797. p. 1457 is mis-numbered 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].
(Inventory #: 021968)
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