Culpeper's Complete Herbal, to which is now added upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Qualities... To which are now first annexed his English Physician Enlarged and Key to Physic... Forming a complete Family Dispensatory.

CULPEPER, Nicholas.

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Richard Evans
Date Published: 1814

Description: Frontispiece portrait (torn), and illustrated at rear with 40 hand-colored engraved plates showing 180 specimens. vi, 398, [4]pp with text in double columns. Thick square 4to, contemporary calf (leather is quite worn with most of spine lacking but still firmly sewn; even toning throughout and some stains, but very little foxing; plates are clean but one is torn and crudely repaired on rear). London: Richard Evans, 1814. A good usable copy of this uncommon edition.

Comments: "Of the astrological herbalists, Nicholas Culpeper stands eminently forward. His 'Herbal', first printed in 1652, which continued for more than a century, to be the manual of good ladies in the country, is well known; and, to do the author justice, his descriptions of common plants were drawn up with a clearness and distinction that would not have disgraced a better pen." -- Hunt 711.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: good
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 220681


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