Lot 103: Gerard's Herbal Third Edition 1636
September 26, 2013
San Francisco, CA, USALive Auction
, 30, 29-30, 29-1630,  pp. Engraved title page by John Payne, 2766 woodcuts in text, most hand-colored. (Folio) 34x22.5 cm (13¼x8¾") modern full calf in an earlier style, raised bands, red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Third Edition.
Condition Report: Opening leaves(¦2-8), final signatures (6y1-7b5), as well as leaves 4L 3&4 supplied from another, slightly smaller, copy; title page laid-down, corner repair to last leaf with some text loss, occasional light dampstains, a few inner margins restored, lacks initial and final blanks (as often); very good in a fine modern binding.
Notes: The Herball or General Historie of Plantes
Provenance: Published: Adam Islip, Joice Norton and Richard Whitakers, London
Artist or Maker: Gerard, John
Date: Date Published: 1636