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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
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[40], 1630 [i.e. 1634], [50] p. : ill. ; 36 cm. (fol. in 6s)
Uniform Title
Variant Title
Generall histories of plantes
Of the historie of plants
The herbal or general history of plants
London : Printed by Adam Islip[,] Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633.
  • Illustrated t.p., engraved.
  • The first leaf and the final leaf are blank.
  • Running title reads: Of the Historie of Plants.
  • Paging is irregular.
  • Includes indexes.
  • "A catalogue of the Brittish [i.e. Welsh] names of plants, sent me by Master Robert Dauyes of Guissaney in Flint-shire": p. [31]-[32] at end.
  • The last printed page (7B5 verso) contains "Errata" (with corresponding catchword on preceding page); in a later issue the errata is replaced by "An aduertisement to the readers" (without a catchword).
  • Bibliography included in "To the reader", prelim. p. [20]-[32].
Local Notes
HEALTH SCIENCES: Library's copy has a title page that reads: The Herbal or General History of Plants, dated 1597. However, the most recent preface is dated 1633. This is suspected to be a title page from a 1700's reprint of a 1597 edition in modern English, but this has not been definitely determined.
Publisher no.
  • 46340
Cited in
STC 11751
Hunt botanical cat., 223
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