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5 June 1997
PARKINSON, JOHN. Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants. Or, an Herball of a Large Extent... London: Tho. Cotes, 1640. Folio, 344 x 224 mm., nineteenth-century half morocco, some wear to board edges; small owner's stamp on margin of additional title, show-through from hand-coloring heavy (stained) on a few leaves, some minor marginal browning. FIRST EDITION. Engraved additional title, crudely hand-colored, and over 2700 woodcuts in text, a few hand-colored in an early hand. Henrey 286; Hunt 235; Nissen BBI 1490; STC 19302.
Provenance: "E.M.(?) Smyth of Hartfild, 1686," inscription on additional title -- George Smyth, early signature on additional title verso -- Charles Lakin, ink stamp on additional title margin -- Horticultural Society of New York, bookplate.
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