An exploration of botanical texts and art through the volumes of the Rare Book Collection at the Library of Virginia
The Herball, or Generall Historie of Plantes
by John Gerard, 1633.
This edition of The Herball was published by the English botanist and herbalist John Gerard (c. 1545–1612) after his death. It uses illustrations from the famous Flemish botanist Rembert Dodoen’s herbal. During the 17th century Gerard's volume was the most widely circulated botany book.
All Images from the Rare Book Collection of the Library of Virginia.
Text and arrangement by Ellie Taylor, Special Collections Volunteer, under the advisement of Audrey McElhinney, Senior Rare Books Librarian.
Imaging by the LVA Photo & Digital Imaging Services Department
For the Library of Virginia