Botanicals, Trees, Olive Tree, Willow, Gerard
"Of the Olive Tree"
In the right margin are binding holes.
Repaire in lower left margin corner. Two tiny repairs in on left margin edge.
"The Low willow Thedwarte Willow Creeping Dwarf Willow"
Binding holes on left side. Repair in low right margin corner.
Two tiny repairs on right margin edge.
Antique woodcut by John Gerard from his "Herball" published in 1597.
The entire work contines text about the medicinal uses of each plant. Gerard was a botanist and apothecary and cultivated his own extensive garden in England. He often noted where the various plants could be found in England and elsewhere. These are some of the earliest prints made of many plants.
Original antique print
Notice the old English spelling of the time!
Page size: 34 x 21.5 cm ( 13.3 x 8.4")