A Modern Herbal: The Medicinal, Culinary, Cosmetic and Economic Properties, Cultivation and Folk-lore of Herbs, Grasses, Fungi, Shrubs, & Trees with All Their Modern Scientific Uses, Volume 1

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Courier Dover Publications, 1931 - Fiction - 888 pages
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Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, much else. Indispensable to serious reader. "There is not one page of this enchanting book which does not contain something to interest." Spectator. Total in set: 161 illustrations.

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User Review  - Clivemichael Justice - Goodreads

Full of pertinent information along with some dubious refrences, useful if dated text for most herbs. Read full review

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User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

A wonderful book with a lot about history of herbs and their cultivation. Written before modern perspectives on biochemistry, but excellent as a history of British agriculture. Read full review

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Hilda Leyel -- Mrs. C. F. Leyel -- was a leading expert on herbalism, a fellow of the Royal Institute, and an officer of l'Academie Francaise.

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