Thursday, 26 March 2009
On my desk ...
published "The Complete Herbal" in 1653.
My edition, my oldest book, is "Brook's Culpepper's Herbal Improved" - presumably originally owned by Charles Cottrell Junior, as he has signed his name on several pages, but I don't know who he was. I had it from my aunt years ago.
Second edition by Richard Brook, exact date not known, c1850.
It has 30 colour plates,428 pages of plant descriptions and herbal remedies, plus Index of Plants, Index to Remedies and Medical Preparations, and Index to Diseases.
....... a great read!