GERARD, JOHN. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. London: John Norton, 1597. Engraved colored portrait, colored initials at beginning and approximately 1800 woodcut illustrations, HAND-COLORED throughout. Folio, contemporary calf, rebacked; lacks ..A1 (title), Qqqq3-4, Iiii4, ..A2, A1, Hhhh8-Iiii3 (first and last leaves) repaired, some browning and offsetting throughout, occasional light dampstaining. FIRST EDITION. Henrey 154; Hunt 175 ("...important among other things for having the first illustrations of the potato..."); Nissen BBI 698; STC 11750.