The Herbal: Or, General History of Plants

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Dover Publications, 1975 - Science - 1630 pages
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The 1633 edition revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Containing almost 2,850 plant descriptions and 2,705 superb illustrations, Gerardís Herbal is a monumental work, the book all modern English herbals are derived from, and the one herbal every serious enthusiast should have in its entirety. Original editions are worth perhaps $750.

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User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

Charming herbal, spectacular when seen in the original - seriously, it's huge and about 2 grand. Anyway, even my repro copy without the gorgeous engravings is worth a read. Lots of folk medicine, but ... Read full review

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About the author (1975)

John Gerard, S.J., was a Jesuit missionary priest in Elizabethan England when the Catholic Church was under heavy persecution by the government. The footnotes provided by the translator prove the absolute facts of his account in this book, which is corroborated even by the files of the Elizabethan secret police.

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