A nievve herball, or, Historie of plantes


A nievve herball, or, Historie of plantes : wherein is contayned the vvhole discourse and perfect description of all sortes of herbes and plantes : their diuers and sundry kindes ... and that not onely of those whiche are here growyng in this our countrie of Englande but of all others also of forrayne realmes commonly used in physicke. First set foorth in the Doutche or Almaigne tongue

Title Variants

Alternative: A new herball, or Historie of plantes

Alternative: Niewe herball, or historie of plantes


Dodoens, Rembert, 1517-1585

Borcht, Petrus van der, 1545-1608
Lyte, Henry, 1529?-1607
Lyte, Henry, 1529?-1607
Nicolai, Arnaud.
Gerard Dewes.




Published material

Publication info

At London, By Mr. Gerard Dewes, 1578


Colophon: Im[p]rinted at Antwerpe, by me Henry Loe╠ł Bookprinter, and are to be solde at London in Povvels Churchyarde, by Gerard Devves.

Woodcut ornamental t.p. border with figures from classical history and mythology. Incorporated at the foot are the initials P B (Pierre van der Borcht), and at the lower right corner an A (Arnold Nicolai); see Henrey. Lyte's arms on t.p. verso. Port. of Dodoens on verso of 6th leaf, signed with initial A, perhaps again by Nicolai after van der Borcht. Ill. of plants are those used for the Flemish and French eds.; see Henrey.

Written in Dutch and first published at Antwerp in 1554. The present work is Lyte's English translation from the French of Charles de l'Ecluse. See Hunt botanical cat.

Includes indexes.

Stafleu (2nd) | 1488

Pritzel (2nd) | 2345

Henrey, B. Brit. botanical lit., | p. 32-36

Hunt botanical cat. | 132


16th century , Belgium , Botany , Early works to 1800 , England , Herbals , Materia medica, Vegetable , Medicinal plants , Plants, Useful , Pre-Linnean works , Woodcuts

BHL Collections

Missouri Botanical Garden's Materia Medica

Call Number

QK41.D6314 1578 [#643]




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.7107
OCLC: 4305444


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