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Lot 103: Gerard's Herbal Third Edition 1636

Fine & Rare Books with Fine Press Books from the Collection

by PBA Galleries Auctions & Appraisers

September 26, 2013

San Francisco, CA, USA

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[38], 30, 29-30, 29-1630, [48] 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

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