[GERARDE, John.] WOODWARD, Marcus. Gerard's Herball. The essence thereof Distilled… from the Edition of Th. Johnson, 1636. Gerald Howe. 1927.
4to. Publisher's full cream pigskin, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering to one panel, t.e.g.; pp. [iv] + xx + 303 + , b&w illustrations throughout; brief pencil notes to endpapers, slight dampstain to front pastedown, very good. Provenance: bookplate of C.H. Waterland Mander, clerk of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers and book collector, to front pastedown.
No. 31 of limited edition of 150 on handmade paper. This skilful period-style abridgement of Gerard's great work is based on Thomas Johnson's revised 1636 edition which corrected many of the errors of the first printing.