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Herbal Or General History of Plantsby John Gerard
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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.
"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.
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.
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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