1850 The Complete Herbal; to Which is Now Added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a Display of their Medicinal and Occult Qualities
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Colour Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound
Culpeper's 'Herbal' was an enormously successful seventeenth century work, first published as 'The English Physician' in 1652.
This work is a complete guide to herbs, discussing their medicinal and occult qualities for which they can be used, and has been a standard reference work for pharmaceutical and herbal knowledge.
Culpeper's aim for this work was to make medical treatments more accessible to the public, intending to educate them about herbs which could be used to help maintain their health.
Illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece, and twenty brightly hand coloured plates. Collated, complete.
Written by Nicholas Culpeper, a botanist, herbalist, and astrologer. He spent most of his life cataloguing medicinal herbs, and was briefly accused of witchcraft in the English Civil War. He was a relative of Thomas Culpeper, the lover of Catherine Howard, who was beheaded on order of Henry VIII.
Rebound in an exceptionally smart half calf, with endpapers renewed.
Rebound in half calf, with paper covered boards, and endpapers renewed. Externally, fine. Internally, firmly bound. Frontispiece rebacked to fore edge, neatly restoring a closed tear. Blind stamp to fore edge of frontispiece. Pages lightly age toned, with light handling marks throughout. Handling marks most concentrated to plate twenty.
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