Lot 107: Gerard (John). [The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes..., very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson..., 2nd revised edition, London: Adam Islip, Joice Norton & Richard Whitakers, 1636], numerous woodcut botanical illustrations, woodcut decorative initials, head & tailpieces, without title and first & last blanks, margins of first leaf of dedication repaired and with blind armorial stamp, torn to leaf 7B4 at rear with loss and following leaf repaired (final leaf detached with lower board), some dust-soiling mostly to first & last leaves, early 20th century half morocco, boards detached, spine torn, worn, folio. This volume is the "2nd edition of revised Gerard," first published in 1633. In this edition D1r last line begins "of" and 7B5v has editor's "Aduertisement to the readers". STC 11752. (1)
Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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