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PARKINSON, John (1576-1650). Theatrum Botanicum, the theatre of plants. London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. 2° (340 x 230mm.). Additional engraved title with portrait of the author by William Marshall, in excess of 2,000 woodcut illustrations (engraved title cut down and mounted, some mainly marginal browning and waterstaining throughout, stronger towards the end, a few margins frayed). Contemporary calf (covers detached). Provenance: Lt-Col: Lyon of Appleton Hall (bookplate).

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PARKINSON, John (1576-1650). Theatrum Botanicum, the theatre of plants. London: Thomas Cotes, 1640. 2° (340 x 230mm.). Additional engraved title with portrait of the author by William Marshall, in excess of 2,000 woodcut illustrations (engraved title cut down and mounted, some mainly marginal browning and waterstaining throughout, stronger towards the end, a few margins frayed). Contemporary calf (covers detached). Provenance: Lt-Col: Lyon of Appleton Hall (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION. Parkinson was herbalist to Charles I and his Theatrum Botanicum includes the earliest record of some of Great Britain's most interesting native plants. Arber p. 136-37; Hunt 235; Nissen BBI 1490; Plesch 585; STC 19302.

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