PARKINSON (JOHN) Theatrum botanicum: The Theater of Plants. Or, an Herball of a Large Extent, 1640
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PARKINSON (JOHN)
Theatrum botanicum: The Theater of Plants. Or, an Herball of a Large Extent, Thomas Cotes, 1640
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PARKINSON (JOHN)
Theatrum botanicum: The Theater of Plants. Or, an Herball of a Large Extent, over 2500 woodcut illustrations in the text, ALL HAND-COLOURED, lacks additional engraved pictorial title, approximately 3 leaves with short tears, contemporary half calf, worn, covers detached [STC 19302; Henrey 286; Hunt 235; Nissen BBI 1490; Pritzel 7749], folio (344 x 221mm.), Thomas Cotes, 1640

Footnotes

  • "One of the two main pillars of botany in England at the time of Ray" (Henrey). Parkinson's work, although based on Matthias L'Obel's works, was in large part original. The 4000 plants described exceeded by some 1000 the subjects mentioned by John Gerard, and included the names of 28 previously unrecorded British species.

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  • 3 pairs of leaves with patches of adhesion due to colouring, one causing hole to a flower.
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