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DODOENS (Rembert). A New Herball, or Historie of Plants: Wherein is contained the whole discouse and perfect description of all sorts of Herbes and Plants: their diuers and sundrie kindes: their Names, Natures, Operations, & Vertues: and that not onely of those which are heere growing in this our Countrie of England but of al others also of forraine Realms commonly vsed in Physicke. First set foorth in the Dutch or Almaigne toong,by that learned D. Rembert Dodoens, Phisition to the Emperor: And now first translated out of French into English, by Henrie Lyte Esquier. Corrected and amended.1595

Imprinted at London, by Edm[und] Bollifant, The third English edition, corrected and emended, 4to (180 x 130 mm), a-b8, c4, B-Z8, Aa-Zz8, Aaa-Ppp8, Qqq2, [40], 916, [48]pp., title within woodcut decorative border, black letter, professional paper repairs to blank margins of first 4 and last 6 leaves, occasional browning, some light soiling particularly to title and last leaf, 6 leaves (M3-M8) with tears which have been expertly repaired, some minor worming to upper blank margin of two gatherings, without front paste-down blank and rear blank endpaper, front free-endpaper with a contemporary labyrinth design in ink, early full calf, spine professionally repaired, corners rubbed, edges dyed red, overall and very good copy. The third of Henry Lyte's English translation based on Charles de l'Écluse's French version of Dodoen's Crûÿdeboeck of 1554. The English version became a standard work in that language along with Gerard's Herball and Parkinson's Theatrum Botanicum. Provenance: Early ink signature of Edward Watts, Thomas Walker & T. Rowe; armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. Henrey I, 112; STC 6986; Hunt 171; Pritzel 2345; Alston XVII, 85.

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