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Herbal.- Parkinson (John) Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of Plantes, first edition, engraved title frayed and laid down, over 2700 woodcut illustrations, lacking 4 preliminary leaves (including initial blank), errata leaf at end laid down, 3D1 from a smaller copy, a couple of burn-holes and paper flaws causing slight loss of text, last few leaves of index frayed with some loss, slight worming to lower margin towards end, late 18th century russia, gilt, rebacked, extremities worn, [STC 19302; Henrey 286; Hunt 235; Nissen BBI 1490], folio, Printed by Tho. Cotes, 1640.

⁂ Monumental English herbal listing some 3800 plants.

Provenance: Rothamsted acquisition date 1928.

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Herbal.- Parkinson (John) Theatrum Botanicum, The

Estimate £400 - £600
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing