Large 8vo, pp. viii, , 183, , [2 (blank)]; title and limitation printed in green and black; a very good copy in publisher’s green paper over boards, spine lettered directly in git, top-edge gilt, others uncut, with green cloth slipcase; sunning to spine and light rubbing to boards, slipcase sunned and rubbed with a few small chips at extremities.
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A greene Forest, or a naturall Historie, wherein may bee seene first the most sufferaigne Vertues in all the whole Kinde of Stones & Mettals, next of Plants, as of Herbes, Trees, and Shrubs, lastly of brute Beastes, Foules, Fishes, creeping Wormes, and Serpents, and that alphabetically, so that a Table shall not neede … reprinted from the Edition of 1567, with an Introduction.
Limited edition, numbered 31 of fifty copies on Millbourne pure rag hand-made paper, signed by Davies.
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