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Out-of-Print Publications

Thomas Johnson: Botanical Journeys in Kent & Hampstead (Online)

Edited by J. S. L. Gilmour. 1972. x, 167 pp.; 42 b&w figs.; 2 fold-out maps; 7 3/4 x 10 3/4". Hard cover. Hunt Facsimile Series, no. 3.

This book was a facsimile and English translation of Thomas Johnson's Iter Plantarum (1629) and Descriptio Itineris Plantarum (1632) with introductory chapters and appendices on Johnson and various aspects of his journeys and their botanical results. Known primarily for his important revision of Gerard's Herball, Johnson was "the outstanding figure among students of the British flora between the herbalist-botanists of the sixteenth century … and the great John Ray."