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Pre-Linnean works Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Gerard; Rembert Dodoens; William Rogers; John Norton; Bonham Norton; Edmund Bollifant; W Pratt; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress); Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)
|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.
LC copy misbound: p. 621-622 (erroneously signed 2Q2) bound in place of 611-612; 611-612 bound between 620 and 623. Bound by W. Pratt. Dealer's description, laid in.
|Description:||, 1392,  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 latinvs ... stirpivm --
Index nominum Herbarum, quibus Pharmacopolarum officinae, Barbari & Arabes vtuntur --
Nominvm/et opiniovin harmonia et consensus --
Table of the English names --
Supplement or appendix vnto the general 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.
Generall historie of plantes
|Responsibility:||gathered by Iohn Gerarde of London, master in chirurgerie.|