A Complete Herbal,.


Bound in later green half morocco over green cloth; spine in compartments with raised bands with gilt title and decoration. Marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities worn and a little foxing and staining of plate margins, scarcely affecting the images; otherwise a very good copy. 1890 inscription at head of title.



Printed by J. D. Dewick, Aldersgate-street, for Lackington, Allen, and Co. Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square.,






By the late james newton, m.d. containing the prints and english names of several thousand trees, plants, shrubs, flowers, exotics etc. many of which are not to be found in the herbals of either gerard, johnson, or parkinson. curiously engraved on 176 copper-plates. a new edition.

Item Description

8vo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. [16] pp. letterpress.


Illustrated by engraved portrait frontispiece and 175 copperplates of plants. A few plates have no visible number and some are bound slightly out of sequence, but all are present


A new edition of a work first published in 1752. It was based on work by the botanist, James Newton, M.D. (1638-1718) and was edited by the Rev. James Newton (Rector of Newnham in Oxfordshire it is stated in the first edition), who was probably his son. See Blanche Henrey for further discussion of the two Newtons. The only letterpress text is an alphabetical list of the authors used by Newton and an index to the plates by the English names of the plants. These start at 'Tab.1' but as Henrey states, ' the plates containing figures of plants are numbered 2-176. No plate numbered 1 appears to ever to have been issued.' (II, 1163, p. 96).

[Stock No. 24555]

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