The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes
Generall historie of plantes
Of the history of plants
Gerard, John, 1545-1612
Davies, Robert, 1684-1728
Johnson, Thomas, 1644
Islip, Adam, 1639
Priest, Robert, ca 1550-ca 1590
Payne, John, 1647?
Whitaker, Richard, 1648
Dodoens, Rembert, 1517-1585
, Stirpium historiae pemptades sex
London, Printed by Adam Islip Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, anno 1633
"A catalogue of the Brittish names of plants, sent me by Master Robert Dauyes of Guissaney in Flint-Shire": p. - at end.
Engraved title page signed: Io: Payne sculps.
Errata: p.  (third series).
First edition published 1597
Four pages, between 30 and 31, incorrectly numbered 29-30, 29-30.
Signatures: [par.]⁸(-[par.]1) 2[par.]-3[par.]⁶ A-B⁸ C-6V⁶ 6X⁴ 6Y-7B⁶(-7B6).
Virtually a translation of Rembert Dodoens' Stirpium historiae pemptades sex (originally published in 1583) made by a member of the London College of Physicians, Robert Priest, who died before it was printed. The manuscript came into the hands of Gerard, who issued the work as his own. Cf. Hunt.
Woodcut initials and woodcut illustrations of plants throughout.
Hunt botanical cat. | 223
ESTC | S122165
Nissen, C. Botanische Buchillustration (2. Aufl.), | 698
Early works to 1800
QK41 .G3 1633
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