THEATRUM BOTANICUM: THE THEATER OF PLANTS, OR, AN HERBALL OF LARGE EXTENT. John Parkinson.

THEATRUM BOTANICUM: THE THEATER OF PLANTS, OR, AN HERBALL OF LARGE EXTENT.

(Botany).
  • London, England: Tho. Cotes, 1640.
  • folio.
  • later half leather, cloth, five raised bands on spine
  • (xxxvi), 1755+(1) pages

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 133803

Pollard and Redgrave 19302; Lowndes 1780. Dedication, note to the reader, tributes to the author (some in Latin), list of "classes, or tribes, contained in this worke," index of Latin names, table of English names, "table of the vertues." Elaborately engraved title, 2,700 woodcut illustrations in text.. John Parkinson (1567-1650) was botanist for King Charles I. Ex-library, with markings. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges and along spine. Lacks frontispiece. Pagination errors through text. P. 311 should read 310. Lacks pp. 535-6, but continuity in text from 534 to 537. P. 1037 printed as 1039. Lacks pp. 1653-1662, but prose continuous. Pages 1728-9 incorrectly identified as 1728-9. Pages 313-4 and 389-90 lacking; xerox copies included.