The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes. London: John Norton, 1597
Folio (318 x 210mm.), engraved title with woodcut arms on verso, engraved portrait of the author, numerous hand-coloured woodcut illustrations (see condition), later maroon morocco, title repaired with loss, preliminaries, first leaf of main text, 4Q2–3, and last 5 leaves washed, pressed, remargined at foot and supplied from another copy (the illustrations on these leaves uncoloured), minor staining, a few tears and repairs, some extending into the text, some with minor loss
ESTC S122353; Henrey 154; Hunt 174; Nissen BBI 698; STC 11750
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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