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Herbal.- Turner (William) [A New Herball], part 1 only, collation: A6 B8 C-O6 P8 (lacking title and rest of sig. A supplied in facsimile), printed entirely in black letter, numerous woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials, many large and decorative, a few illustrations with partial yellow hand-colouring, trimmed with occasional loss of text, corner of B1 missing with slight loss of text, some staining and worming (the latter mostly marginal), ink annotations, 18th century sheep, rebacked and corners repaired, [STC 24365; Henrey 366; Hunt 65], folio, [By Steven Mierdman], [1551].

⁂ A major portion of the first part of an early edition of the first English herbal. A second part was published in Cologne in 1562 and a third also in Cologne in 1568.

Provenance: John Powell (ink inscription on penultimate leaf, dated 1631, the annotations probably in his hand); Sam Ashbey (large and flamboyant ink inscription on front endpaper, probably 18th century).
Rothamsted acquisition date not noted.

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Herbal.- Turner (William) [A New Herball], part 1 only,

Estimate £1,000 - £1,500
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London, UK
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing