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Herbal.- Gerard (John) The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, second edition, engraved title by John Payne laid down, numerous woodcut illustrations, A1 head torn and repaired, repairs to worming in margin of first c.250pp., occasionally slightly affecting text or illustrations, single worm hole to next c.150pp. likewise mostly marginal and only occasionally just touching text, tear to 6A6 and 6B3, lacking initial and final blank, 18th century calf, joints and extremities worn, [STC 11751; Henrey 155; Hunt 223; Nissen BBI 698], folio, Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633.

⁂ Second edition of the most famous early English herbal. The engraved title includes a portrait of the author holding a spray of potato foliage with flower and berry in his hand - displaying Gerard's considerable knowledge of this plant in English circles.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1918.

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Herbal.- Gerard (John) The Herball or Generall Historie

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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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