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An Illustrated History of the Herbals
An Illustrated History of the Herbals by Frank J. Anderson 0231040024 9780231040020
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An Illustrated History of the Herbals by Frank J. Anderson

This book is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated history of herbal texts throughout the world from ancient cultures through the seventeenth century. An herbal by definition is a book that is descriptive of plants and the term did not come into use until the sixteenth century. The production of herbals is closely connected to the history of early printing and offers the finest examples of this art and craft. However, the earliest records of ancient Egypt, Sumer and China all reflect a tradition of works of botanicals and their medicinal properties long before printing. The authors survey begins with a work called De materia medica written in the first century which is extant and, as the final authority on pharmacy for 1500 years, is the most important herbal ever written. The study of herbals offers a rich history of the culture and beliefs from the folklore and science of medieval and classical worlds.

Author: Frank J. Anderson

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 270

Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

Publication Date: 1977-06-01

Our Price: $22.49

ISBN: 0231040024

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