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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. by Sir John Hill MD - Hardcover - 1812 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

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.

by Sir John Hill MD

Condition: Very Good


Bungay: C Brightly and T Kinnersley, 1812 A very good copy in recent half leather binding, complete with 54 hand coloured plates. 'Sir' John Hill 'MD' was neither a 'Sir' nor an MD although he did have an extensive background in rare herbs. He was a prolific writer - being credited with around 76 works - and was the subject of much controversy - including a bizarre episode with the Royal Society where (source Wikipedia) he took a false name, pretended to observe cases where women became pregnant by themselves, and published this study as a letter to the Society. This because the Society refused to admit him as a Fellow. His Family Herbal was very popular and much reprinted. This copy is in a near fine half calf binding with gilt lines, title label, and date in gilt to spine. Boards marbled. New endpapers and 2 initial and final blanks added. Contents are complete and remarkably clean for a Bungay publication (paper quality is generally poor and so prone to grubbiness and browning). Contents: title; preface pp iii-viii; introduction i-xl; text 1-368; appendix 369-376; 54 hand coloured plates at the rear. There is the odd mark or spot; a small hole in the top margin of p 17; a couple of pages with ragged side margins; some creasing to edges pp 141-160; yellow mark in margin pp 98-9; and a couple of ? burn marks pp 226-31 and 237-40.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032727
  • Title: 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.
  • Author: Sir John Hill MD
  • Format/binding: Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: C Brightly and T Kinnersley
  • Place: Bungay
  • Date published: 1812
  • Keywords: john hill; family herbal; nineteenth century herbals; bungay
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Herbals and early medicine;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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