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The Herbal or General History of Plants

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Publisher Comments:

The 1633 edition revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Containing almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 superb illustrations, Gerards Herbal is a monumental work, the book all modern English herbals are derived from, and the one herbal every serious enthusiast should have in its entirety. Original editions are worth perhaps $750.

Synopsis:

"Most praiseworthy is this magnificent, unabridge, Facsimile reproduction of a great botanical and horticultural classic . . ". — Horticultural Society of NY

The complete 1633 edition as revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Gerard's Herbal was a landmark in British herbal and botanical publishing. It has never been excelled in range, in concise and perceptive commentary, and in fine illustration. It is also a book of great charm and literary appeal, for both Gerard and Johnson wrote with captivating vibrancy and enthusiasm.

For each plant the authors give Latin and English names, physical description, place and time of growth, temper (hot, cold, dry or moist according to the traditional medical theory of humors), virtues (medicinal properties, use as food, etc.), and, in all but a few cases, a fine woodcut illustration.

Synopsis:

Containing almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 superb illustrations, this is a monumental work--the book all modern English herbals are derived from--and the one herbal every serious enthusiast should have in its entirety. Republication of the 1633 edition.

Synopsis:

1633 edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson, with almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 illustrations, is a monumental work from which all modern English herbals are derived. Every serious herbalist needs it.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486231471
Designed:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Revised:
Johnson, Thomas
Revised:
Johnson, Thomas
Designed:
Appelbaum, Stanley
Author:
Gerard, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Herbs
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Botany, medical
Subject:
Herbalism
Subject:
Herbals
Subject:
Herbals -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Herbs CONTRIBUTION: Johnson, Thomas, = ed.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Botany
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Number:
1633
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Deluxe Clothbound Edition
Series Volume:
no. 10
Publication Date:
19750601
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1678
Dimensions:
12.25 x 8.5 in 10 lb

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Botany » General
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Product details 1678 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486231471 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Most praiseworthy is this magnificent, unabridge, Facsimile reproduction of a great botanical and horticultural classic . . ". — Horticultural Society of NY

The complete 1633 edition as revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Gerard's Herbal was a landmark in British herbal and botanical publishing. It has never been excelled in range, in concise and perceptive commentary, and in fine illustration. It is also a book of great charm and literary appeal, for both Gerard and Johnson wrote with captivating vibrancy and enthusiasm.

For each plant the authors give Latin and English names, physical description, place and time of growth, temper (hot, cold, dry or moist according to the traditional medical theory of humors), virtues (medicinal properties, use as food, etc.), and, in all but a few cases, a fine woodcut illustration.

"Synopsis" by , Containing almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 superb illustrations, this is a monumental work--the book all modern English herbals are derived from--and the one herbal every serious enthusiast should have in its entirety. Republication of the 1633 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
1633 edition, revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson, with almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 illustrations, is a monumental work from which all modern English herbals are derived. Every serious herbalist needs it.

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