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Rembert Dodoens | A niewe herball, London, 1578, calf over wooden boards

Estimate:

1,000 to - 1,500 GBP

Rembert Dodoens | A niewe herball, London, 1578, calf over wooden boards

Rembert Dodoens | A niewe herball, London, 1578, calf over wooden boards

Estimate:

1,000 to - 1,500 GBP

Lot sold:

4,788

GBP

Rembert Dodoens


A niewe herball, or historie of plantes: wherin is contayned the whole discourse and perfect description of all sortes of Herbes and Plantes... now first translated out of French into English, by Henry Lyte. London (Antwerp: Henry Loe), sold by Gerard Dewes, 1578


folio (290 x 200mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut armorial on title-page verso, woodcut initials and illustrations (including a portrait of the author), woodcut printer's device above colophon, old calf over wooden boards, lacking index leaves Xxx5 and Yyy2, title-page torn and stained, other occasional staining, cut unevenly at foot, a few marginal tears and repairs, quires T and Kk damaged with loss, index leaves defective and misbound, rebacked; sold not subject to return


Dodoens's influential herbal was first published in Dutch in 1554 by Jan van der Loe, with woodcuts based on those in Fuchs's masterpiece. The translator, Henry Lyte of Somerset, had travelled across the Continent in his youth and on his return to Somerset had filled his estate with a large variety of plants. His translation (based on the French by Charles l'Ecluse, 1557) includes his own printed marginal comments on the text; both the French and English translations were also printed in Antwerp by van der Loe so they could use the same woodblocks.


LITERATURE:

Henrey 110; Nissen BBI 516; STC 6984


PROVENANCE:

Thomas [--], contemporary signature at head of title-page; Henry Sheibell, signature (dated 1684 at end); Samuel Bar[nard?], signature dated 1729; Thomas Thompson, signature dated 7 January 1811; Mary Ann Brooks, signature dated July 1859; William Reynolds, signature dated 1 November 1947 and note stating that it was purchased at Messrs Hodgsons in 1916; D.L. Cumming, signature dated 1959

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