Item #5000715 Medical Botany; or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of Poisonous Vegetables Indigenous to Great Britain. John STEPHENSON, James CHURCHILL.
Medical Botany; or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of Poisonous Vegetables Indigenous to Great Britain.
Medical Botany; or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of Poisonous Vegetables Indigenous to Great Britain.

Medical Botany…
Medical Botany; or, Illustrations and Descriptions of the Medicinal Plants of the London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Pharmacopoeias comprising a Popular and Scientific Account of Poisonous Vegetables Indigenous to Great Britain.

London: John Churchill, 1834-1836.

Three volumes, octavo, 187 handcoloured engraved plates (five double-page, one folding); neat owner's stamp on verso of each plate; contemporary half green morocco, spines gilt.

With an illustration by Ferdinand Bauer

A very attractive copy of this important and beautifully-illustrated herbal.

A very attractive copy of this important and beautifully-illustrated herbal.

The herbal describes 185 species, each illustrated by a hand coloured engraving, and each described in detail, together with details of its native habitat and its habitat in Britain. Information regarding the plants' medicinal properties and other uses is given, in some cases including exact doses for particular medical conditions. At the end of the final volume is a useful twelve-page section, "Tabular Index of the Latin names", which draws together the information from the descriptive text including the name, duration, and habit of each plant, the class and order to which it belongs in the Linnean system, the natural order, the time of flowering, native country, the parts used, its operation, medical properties and uses.

The hand coloured engraved plates are after drawings by W. Clark, C.M. Curtis, G. Reid, G. Spratt, and Weddell, with one illustration, Helleborus Orientalis (plate LXXXVII), after a drawing by Ferdinand Bauer from Bauer's superb illustrations in Flora Graeca. This 1834 edition contains two more illustrations than that of 1831.

Stafleu & Cowan, 13.011..

Condition Report: Some slight rubbing to boards, otherwise a very good set

Price (AUD): $6,500.00

US$4,190.34   Other currencies

Ref: #5000715

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