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The herball or, generall historie of plantes / Gathered by John Gerarde ... Very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson.
- Gerard, John, 1545-1612
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London : Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, 1633.
19 pages, 20 unnumbered leaves (first blank), 1630 pages, 25 unnumbered leaves (last blank) : engr. t.page & portrait, woodcuts, illustrations ; (folio)
Engraved title page
"A catalogue of the Brittish [i. e. Welsh] names of plants, sent me by Master Robert Davyes of Guissaney in Flint-Shire": p. [31-32] at end
Virtually a translation of Rembert Dodoens' Stirpium historiae pemptades sex (first 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 175.
Copy 1 Note: Lacks first (blank?) leaf
STC (2nd ed.), 11751
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