London: Tho. Cotes, 1640. 1st Edition. Leather. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Good. Item #012878
1st edition, 1640. A Good copy. Folio, 1755 pp., illustrated with an engraved title page, and engravings. Bound in (old, but not original) full brown suede-like leather, with 7 raised bands. Further protected with an early 20th-century cloth jacket and matching slipcase. The "suede" is rubbed, and lightly soiled, with some scuffs; corners bumped. end papers are lacking. The engraved title page is chipping along its lower fore-edge. The errata page is rebacked at the end of the book. The text and engravings are generally clean, with a few small scattered blemishes. A Good copy with Very Good contents. *** The "suede" is probably covering the original calf binding. *** First edition of the second work of John Parkinson (1566-1650), apothecary, herbalist, and botanicus regius primarius to King Charles 1. *** Book plate of bibliophile John Camp WIlliam. ***.