The Herball Or Generall Historie Of Plantes gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London. John Gerard.

The Herball Or Generall Historie Of Plantes gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie Very Much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London

London: Adam Islip Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633. Second edition. leather_bound. 1630 (24) pages. 36 X 24 cm. Approximately 2821 wood-cuts. Indices. The title page by John Pyne, and engraver chiefly of portraits and frontispieces. Johnson produced this edition noteworthy for its many corrections, improvements, and additions, and remained popular for many years. "Even during the second half of the eighteenth century it was still used by students of botany.......The popularity of the herbal extended into the nineteenth century and, in 1806, Richard Weston, the agricultural and horticultural writer, referred to this edition as follows, 'At this day the book is held in high esteem, particularly by those who are fond of searching into the medicinal virtues of plants. Its usual price in three guineas, being very scarce." [see: HENREY Vol I, pp.47-53]. HUNT 223. NISSEN 698. License and dedication leaves repaired at head, title page supplied in facsimile, last leaf of table lacking, minor internal toning and spotting, occasional modest marginal dampstains. Modern full blind calf, raised bands, red morocco spine label. Fine. Item #18468

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