[A new herball, or historie of plants: wherein is contained the whole discourse 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 ... ; and now first translated out of French into English, by Henrie Lyte ....

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Author

Rembert Dodoens

Title

A new herball, or historie of plants: wherein is contained the whole discourse 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 ... ; and now first translated out of French into English, by Henrie Lyte ....

Date

1595

Place

Imprinted at London

Publisher

By Edm. Bollifant

Language

English
Latin
Greek
Italian
Spanish
French

Edition

Corrected and amended.

Translator

Henry Lyte

Note

CONTENT:
Translated from the French translation by Charles de l'Ecluse of the author's Cruydeboeck.

REFERENCES:
STC records 10+ copies. ESTC records 18 copies.
STC (2nd ed.) 6986.

COLLATION:
(4to in 8s) a-b8, c4, B-3L8, 3M5 [$4 (-a1; b3 wanting, q2 wanting; more leaves after M5 wanting)]. Pagination [36] 906. 227-228 wanting; 466 misnumbered 438; 485 as 489; 487 as 481; 564 as 534; 831 as 823; 888 as 884; more pages wanting after 906.
Boards measure 18.3 x 13 cm.
Leaves measure 17.6 x 12.8 cm.

TYPE:
Black letter; roman, italic, Greek

DEDICATIONS AND ADDRESSES:
1. Queen Elizabeth (signed by Lyte).
2. To the Reader.
3. To the Reader (signed by Dodoens).
4. Commendatory poems.

TABLES AND INDEXES:
None.

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Ornamented and historiated initials, head and tail pieces.

PRINTED MARGINALIA:
None.

WATERMARKS:
Pot (centre gutter)

BINDING:
18th c? orange sheep over pasteboards has floral scrolled frame tooled in blind. Metal clasps still present. Spine has title in gilt on brown label. Later flys and pastedowns. Reddened edges.

PROVENANCE:
1. CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown.
2. Stanley Smith written in black ink inside covers.
3. Price of L21, in pencil, on first flyleaf.

HANDWRITTEN NOTES:
A few inked notes throughout (see pp. 103, 825-833). Interleaves found throughout; a couple have notes.
IMPRINT:
Imprinted at London : By Edm. Bollifant, 1595].

CONDITION:
Copy has facsimile t.p. tipped in and blank pages bound in at the end of each of the first five books.

VUL copy lacks original t.p., pages [2-3] (1st group) and all after p. 906.

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

1004

Call Number

QK41 .D5813 1595

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

Rembert Dodoens, “[A new herball, or historie of plants: wherein is contained the whole discourse 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 ... ; and now first translated out of French into English, by Henrie Lyte ....,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed November 28, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7792.

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