The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes


The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes

Title Variants

Alternative: Generall historie of plantes

Alternative: Herball

Alternative: 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?
Norton, Joyce.
Whitaker, Richard, 1648
Dodoens, Rembert, 1517-1585 , Stirpium historiae pemptades sex




Published material

Publication info

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. [31]-[32] at end.

Engraved title page signed: Io: Payne sculps.

Errata: p. [48] (third series).

First edition published 1597

Four pages, between 30 and 31, incorrectly numbered 29-30, 29-30.

Includes index.

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


17th century , Botanical illustration , Botanical literature , Botany , Botany, Medical , Early works to 1800 , England , Engravings , Gardens , Herbals , Herbs , Plants , Pre-Linnean works , Woodcuts

Call Number

QK41 .G3 1633




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.121658
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/44028884
OCLC: 14294872


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