Title: THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTS [...
Publisher: London: Printed for Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers 1636
Publication Date: 1636
THIRD EDITION A reprint of Thomas Johnson's enlarged 1633 Second Edition (which corrected many of Gerard's errors and improved the accuracy of the illustrations by using Plantin's woodcuts), with the errata corrected in the text and, in place of the list of errata on the verso of the last leaf, there is "An Advertisemant to the Readers". Folio. pp , 1630, , [1 blank], [46 indexes and tables]. All pages called for are present (inspite of quite a few pagination mistakes on the typesetters' behalf) Bound without the initial and final blank leaves as usual. Engraved allegorical title page by John Payne plus 2,766 woodcut illustrations of plants in the text. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Handsomely rebound in full calf in 17th Century style, with six raised bands and gilt lettering to title label. New, blank endpapers when rebound. Four decorative bookplates of previous owners, including one dated 1783, to inside front cover. Occasional light foxing, somewhat heavier towards pages at front and back, and some offsetting, occasionally rather heavy on a few spreads. Small piece of top corner of pp.111 and 969 missing, small closed tears to top of pp.291 and 347, and small piece missing from outer margin of p.397, none of which effect the text. Former crease mark across top corner of p.1459. Very occasional small marks or stains but overall a VERY GOOD COPY. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book [5.2kg+]. Bookseller Inventory # 33982
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