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Gerard, John
The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirvrgerie Very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson Citizen and Apothecarye of London
London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1633. Christophe Plantin. Second Edition. 2°: ¶8 (Missing A1, blank), ¶¶-¶¶¶6, A-B8, C-6V6, 6X4, 6Y6-7B6 (missing final blank), 859 leaves, pp. [38] 2-1630 [50] [leaves 35-36 misnumbered], 34 cm. Rebacked with original spine laid down. Corners bumped and worn through. Pages generally clean, title page ever so slightly chipped around edges with light soiling. 2 bookplates on fr. pastedown. This 2nd edition was commissioned by London herbalist Thomas Johnson and enlarged by him, extending and revising Gerard's near translation of Rembert Dodoens 'Pemptades' (1583) with the addition of hundreds of new species and illustrations. Johnson also jettisoned the woodcuts from the 1st edition for ones supplied by Christopher Plantin's press. Includes the famous title page engraved by John Payne featuring Ceres, Pomona, Theophrastus and Dioscorides with John Gerard at bottom. Good +.
Bookseller: J. A. Lascelles & Sons [United States]

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