GERARD (JOHN) The Herball or Generall Histories of Plantes... Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, Adam Islip, J. Norton, and Richard Whitaker, 1633
Lot 179
GERARD (JOHN)
The Herball or Generall Histories of Plantes... Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, Adam Islip, J. Norton, and Richard Whitaker, 1633
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,317) inc. premium

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GERARD (JOHN)
The Herball or Generall Histories of Plantes... Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, engraved title within architectural border (cut to size and laid down with small loss to one corner), numerous woodcut illustrations throughout, lacks 6 leaves (2 blanks, final 4 leaves of index), lower fore-corner of opening and final leaves softened with small loss of a few blank corners, blank margin of 2 leaves cropped, modern morocco with some of original calf sides and spine laid down [STC 11751; Nissen BBI 698; Henrey 155], folio (354 x 220mm.), Adam Islip, J. Norton, and Richard Whitaker, 1633

Footnotes

  • The first edition of Thomas Johnson's expanded version, which corrects many of the errors found in Gerard's original edition of 1597, and adding descriptions of some 800 plants and upwards of 650 woodcuts.
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