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The herball or Generall historie of plantes. Gathered by John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie: very much enlarged and amended by Thomas Johnson, citizen and apothecarie of London.

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    SR - Flat storage - OS97.7/

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    [40], 30, 29-30, 29-1630, [50] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 2°.

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General note: Largely based on: Dodoens, Rembert. Cruydenboeck. With an additional engraved title page, signed: Io: Payne sculps:. In this edition D1r last line begins "of"; 7B5v has editor's "Aduertisement to the readers". Running title reads: Of the historie of plants. The first leaf and the last leaf are blank. Includes indexes. Signatures: [par.]8 2[par.]-3[par.]6 A-B8 C-6V6 6X4 6Y-7B6. Dampstained throughout, slightly affecting text; MS. ink annotations throughout, in Latin and English, and accompanied by 2 leaves folded of notes in the same hand UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 11752 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1970. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 1203:7). Ownership and custodial history: MS. annotations and leaves probably by an owner living near Cambridge in the 1680s; MS. ink signature inside front board: "Wm. Lease" (C18th?); old library stamp on [para]3r of the Microscopical Society; purchased 1997 from Maggs UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Original full leather, spine replaced in ?C19th UK-SuSCL