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The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes

Author: John GerardWilliam RogersJohn NortonBonham NortonEdmund BollifantAll authors
Publisher: Imprinted at London : By Iohn Norton, 1597.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Engravings
Woodcuts
Herbals
Pre-Linnean works Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Atlases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gerard; William Rogers; John Norton; Bonham Norton; Edmund Bollifant; Rembert Dodoens
OCLC Number: 14166389
Notes: Largely based on: Dodoens, Rembert. Cruydenboeck.
The title page is engraved and signed: Will[ia]ms Rogers inuen. et sculp.
Colophon reads: Imprinted at London by Edm. Bollifant, for Bonham and Iohn Norton. M.D. XCVII.
Signatures: [superscript pi]A⁴ [superscript pi]B⁶ A-3V⁸ 3X¹⁰ 4A-4T⁸ 4V⁶ 5A-5I⁴.
Coat of arms of Lord Burghley on t.p. verso; full page portrait of author facing p. 1, signed "W.R." and dated 1598.
Includes indexes.
Description: [20], 1392, [72] p. : ill. (woodcuts), port. (engraving), coat-of-arms (woodcut) ; 33 cm (fol.)
Contents: Epistle dedicatorie [to Sir William Cecil, baron Burghley] --
[Commendatory verse and prose, mainly in Latin] --
To the courteous and well-willing Readers --
First booke of the historie of plants, containing grasses, rushes, corne, flags, bulbose, or onion-rooted plants --
Second booke ... containing the description, place, time, names, nature, and vertues of all sorts of herbs for meate, medicine, or sweete smelling vse, etc. --
Third booke ... containing trees, shrubs, bushes, fruit-bearing plants, rosins, gums, roses, heath, mosses: some Indian plants, and other rare plants ... also mushrooms, corall, and their seuerall kindes, etc. --
Index Latinus ... stirpium --
Index nominum herbarum, quibus pharmacopolarum officinae, Barbari & Arabes vtuntur --
Nominum et opinionum harmonia et consensus --
Table of the English names --
Supplement or appendix vnto the generall table, and to the tables of English names: gathered --
Table, wherein is contained the nature, vertue, and danger of all the herbes, trees and plants.
Other Titles: Herball
Generall historie of plantes
Responsibility: gathered by Iohn Gerarde of London, master in chirurgerie.

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