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The family herbal, or an account of all those English plants, which are remarkable for their virtues, and of the drugs which are produced by vegetables of other countries; with their descriptions and their uses, as proved by experience.

Hill, John.

Published by J. & R. Childs, Bungay, 1822
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19th-century edition of Hill's popular herbal handbook for home medicinal use, originally published in 1755 and here illustrated with => 54 delicately tinted hand-colored plates, most bearing three images each. The author was a prolific and energetic botanist known for his Vegetable System and other works. Provenance: Front free endpaper with early inked inscription: "John Watts Book [/] Dunfermline"; front pastedown with inscriptions of both John Watt and Robert Watt, and back free endpaper with that of John. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). viii, xl, 376 pp.; 54 col. plts. Rohde, Old English Herbals, 222; Nissen 881 (for Bungay 1803 ed.); Henrey, British Botanical and Horticultural Literature, III, 829. Contemporary half calf and marbled paper?covered sides, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label and rules and blind-stamped devices in compartments; binding worn and scuffed, front joint cracked (sewing holding), spine leather with a number of small cracks. One plate with very short tear from upper margin, just barely extending into plate edge and not approaching image; variable foxing to some pages and plates, with some plates showing somewhat more noticeable spotting and many quite clean. => A very browsable and readable copy, with lovely plates. Bookseller Inventory # 34849

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Title: The family herbal, or an account of all ...

Publisher: J. & R. Childs, Bungay

Publication Date: 1822

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