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.
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, 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
Book ID: 220681