Thu, 27th Jan 2022 11:00

Books & Works on Paper including Contents from the Estate of Paul Gallico

  Lot 173

Gerard: Herball. first edition. 1597

Gerard (John)

The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, first edition, engraved title, torn from fore-edge to lower edge lacking half, with contemporary ownership signatures of 'John Bennett' and 'Thomas Johnson', engraved portrait, contemporary ownership names to end of dedication, A1 first page of text with small hole affecting text, Y4 lower r/h corner torn and lacking part of engraving and text, edges of a few pages slightly frayed and some margins re-enforced, lacking final leaf of text and blank, new endpapers, contemporary full calf, arabesque gilt lozenge to covers, metal corner guards, lacking clasps, upper cover detached, rebacked, worn and rubbed, [Henrey 154; Hunt 174; Nissen 698; STC 11750], folio, [Imprinted at London by John Norton, 1597]

*** The first edition includes the first recorded illustration of a potato, p.781.

Sold for £1,188

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