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Catalogue of Plants Cultivated in the Garden of John Gerard, in the Years 1596 1599 Benjamin Daydon Jackson

Catalogue of Plants Cultivated in the Garden of John Gerard, in the Years 1596 1599

Benjamin Daydon Jackson

Published October 4th 2011
ISBN : 9781108037150
Paperback
92 pages
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For twenty years, the herbalist John Gerard (1545 1612) served as superintendent of the gardens of Elizabeth Is minister, Lord Burghley. The 1596 edition of Gerards Catalogus is probably the first complete catalogue of any one garden, public orMoreFor twenty years, the herbalist John Gerard (1545 1612) served as superintendent of the gardens of Elizabeth Is minister, Lord Burghley. The 1596 edition of Gerards Catalogus is probably the first complete catalogue of any one garden, public or private, ever published. Describing his own garden, the list includes frankincense, saffron, an almond tree and even tulips, then exotic and notoriously costly. Probably intended originally only for the interest of Gerards friends, and containing numerous errors, it progressed in 1599 into a new, improved edition for a much wider readership. In this book, first published privately in 1876, the botanist Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1846 1927) reproduces both editions, preserving the original errors and adding a memoir of the author that demonstrates the depth of his own research. With the modern names of the plants printed beside their earlier counterparts, Jacksons text is a fascinating resource for historical botanists and taxonomists.