The Herbal: Or, General History of Plants

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Dover Publications, 1975 - Science - 1630 pages
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The 1633 edition revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Containing almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 superb illustrations, Gerard’s Herbal is a monumental work, the book all modern English herbals are derived from, and the one herbal every serious enthusiast should have in its entirety. Original editions are worth perhaps $750.

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1964 edition of Marcus Woodward's 1927 distillation of Gerard's famous 1545 Herball. Woodward begins with a eulogy and biography of John Gerard, born in Nantwich. Gerard was a ship's surgeon on board ... Read full review

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John Gerarde of London Master in Chirurgerie. Very much Enlarged and Amended by Thomas Johnson, Citizen and Apothecarye of London Read full review

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John Gerard, S.J., was a Jesuit missionary priest in Elizabethan England when the Catholic Church was under heavy persecution by the government. The footnotes provided by the translator prove the absolute facts of his account in this book, which is corroborated even by the files of the Elizabethan secret police.

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