The herball: or, Generall historie of plantes
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1 v. in 2.
On spine: Gerarde herball.
Illustrated t.-p., engraved.
Four pages, between 30 and 31, incorrectly numbered 29-30, 29-30.
"Second edition"--p.  at end.
First edition published in 1597.
"A catalogue of the British [i.e. Welsh] names of plants, sent me by Master Robert Dauyes of Guissaney in Flint-shire": p. - 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.
LC copy: Imperfect: first and last leaves (blank) wanting.
Bibliography included in "To the reader."
Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
STC 11751. Hunt 223.
Gift A. W. Bitting. Rec. R. B. 7-10-44.
LAC iak 2018-10-01 update
LAC scc 2018-10-03 review (1 card)
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