The Old English Herbals
Delightfully written, deftly illustrated work provides fascinating history of uses of plants -- their cultivation for medicinal purposes, flavoring, garnishes, perfumes plus their place in folklore and mythology. Material selected from variety of rare sources -- Anglo-Saxon herbals, early manuscripts, more.
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Aemilius Macer ancient Apothecary Apuleius Ashmole Banckes's Herbal Bartholomaeus Anglicus Bodleian boke British Museum called Cambridge charm Circa Instans Colophon colour copy Corpus Christi College Countess of Hainault cure dayes Dioscorides disease divers Dodoens doth England English Herbals floures flowers French garden gathered Gerard Grete Herball grow groweth Harleian hath hearbe Henry Lyte herb lore Herbal herbalists herbarum herbis herbs Historia i5th century illustrations Indians John John Parkinson Lacnunga Latin Leech Book Library Lord Macer maner manuscripts medicine Monardes oyle Paradisus Parkinson physician Physick plantarum plants prescription printed recipes Rembert Dodoens root rose rosemary Saxon seed Sloane smell still-room books Stirpium Subsequent editions sweet tells Theatrum Botanicum thee thereof thou thynges translation treatise tree Treveris Trinity College Turner tyme unto venom vertues viribus herbarum virtues of herbs virtutibus herbarum wherein wort writes wyth yere