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Theatrum botanicum: The theater of plants. Or, An herball of a large extent: containing therein a more ample and exact history and declaration of the physicall herbs and plants that are in other authours, encreased by the accesse of many hundreds of new, rare, and strange plants from all the parts of the world, with sundry gummes, and other physicall materials, than hath beene hitherto published by any before; and a most large demonstration of their natures and vertues. Shevving vvithall the many errors, differences, and oversights of sundry authors that have formerly written of them; and a certaine confidence, or most probable conjecture of the true and genuine herbes and plants. Distributed into sundry classes or tribes, for the more easie knowledge of the many herbes of one nature and property, with the chiefe notes of Dr. Lobel, Dr. Bonham, and others inserted therein. Collected by the many yeares travaile, industry, and experience in this subject, by Iohn Parkinson apothecary of London, and the Kings herbarist. And published by the Kings Majestyes especiall priviledge.

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    SR - OS - 97.7/

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    [24], 1755, [3] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 2°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: With an additional title page, engraved, "Theatrum botanicum, the theater of plantes. ..", signed: W· Marshall sculpsit. Signatures: [A]6 (a)4 B-4L6 4M4 4N-7I6. The first leaf is blank. Includes indexes. With a final errata leaf. Copy filmed at UMI microfilm Early English Books, Tract Supplement reel E4 has engraved title page only. Entered to R. Cotes 3 March 1635. Lacks[pi]1 blank UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 19302 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1965. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1030:4). Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1997. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, Tract supplement ; E4:1(Harl.5927[450])). Ownership and custodial history: Beisly bequest 1896 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Modern 1/2 goat UK-SuSCL