19 December 2002
GERARD, John (1545-1612). The Herball or generall Historie of Plantes ... very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson. London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1636.
2o (327 x 221 mm). Engraved title by John Payne, over 2700 woodcut illustrations in text, ornaments and initials. (Title trimmed at head, a bit stained and with repair to lower corner affecting imprint, lower corner of π3 renewed, π4 with upper corner renewed catching a few letters in the shoulder note, 5F1 with lower corner renewed affecting a few letters, few leaves closely trimmed at foot, some occasional pale dampstaining and light spotting.) Modern red morocco gilt, by Brian Frost.
Third edition. This revised and enlarged edition, the second by Thomas Johnson, corrected many of Gerard's errors, added 800 new species and 700 woodcuts. It may be regarded as the most complete edition. Brunet II: 1548; Hunt 230; Nissen BBI 698; STC 11752.
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