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PARKINSON, John. Theatrum botanicum, the theater of plants, London: Thomas Cotes, 1640, 2° (337 x 226mm.), FIRST EDITION, engraved half title by W. Marshall, over 2000 woodcut illustrations (lacking Kkk3 and Kkk4, Kkk2 and Kkk5 bound in twice, discreet perforation stamp on title, accession number on *4, first few leaves with minor dampstaining to upper margins, small rust hole on N6, several clean tears in text, repair to margin of errata leaf), 19th-century calf, modern protective box. [Arber p. 136-37; Hunt 235; Nissen BBI 1490; Plesch 585; STC 19302] Sold not subject to return.

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PARKINSON, John. Theatrum botanicum, the theater of plants, London: Thomas Cotes, 1640, 2° (337 x 226mm.), FIRST EDITION, engraved half title by W. Marshall, over 2000 woodcut illustrations (lacking Kkk3 and Kkk4, Kkk2 and Kkk5 bound in twice, discreet perforation stamp on title, accession number on *4, first few leaves with minor dampstaining to upper margins, small rust hole on N6, several clean tears in text, repair to margin of errata leaf), 19th-century calf, modern protective box. [Arber p. 136-37; Hunt 235; Nissen BBI 1490; Plesch 585; STC 19302] Sold not subject to return.

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Parkinson was a herbalist to Charles I and Theatrum botanicum includes the earliest record of some of Great Britain's most interesting native plants.
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