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Chinese Medicinal Herbs of Hong Kong, Volume 2.

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: 1981

Seller ID: 004048


Well illustrated, square 8vo, pp 219, paperback, a very good copy. (Text in Chinese and English) View more info

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Landscaping With Herbs

By: Adams, James

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Portland, Timber Press: 1994

Seller ID: 010560


Illustrated, quarto, pp 223, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is showing the very slightest signs of use. View more info

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Aroma - The Magic of Essential Oils in Food and Fragrance

By: Aftel, Mandy & Patterson, Daniel

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New York, Artisan: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012505


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 216, a very good copy in very slightly rubbed dustwrapper. ["A New Way of Thinking About Food and Fragrance Turn a brilliant natural perfumer loose in a chef's kitchen and you get vanilla perfume, saffron, ginger, and blood orange bath salts, and a cucumber mist. Turn a brilliant chef loose in a perfumer's pantry and you get rose-infused steamed bass, peach-jasmine sorbet, and scores of other startlingly original recipes using floral and... View more info

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The Syon Abbey Herbal - the Last Monastic Herbal in England, c. AD 1517. By Thomas Betson, Last Librarian at Syon Abbey, from St John's College, Cambridge Manuscript 109 (E.6)

By: Betson, Thomas. [edited by John Adams and Stuart Forbes]

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, AMCD Publishers: 2015

Seller ID: 009386


Large thick 8vo, 8 plain plates, pp 376, blue cloth, an excellent copy in dustwrapper. Printing is limited to 500 copies. [The Syon Abbey Herbal was written by Thomas Betson in his notebook, sometime between his profession as a priest-brother at the Bridgettine double monastery of Syon Abbey near London, and his death there in 1517. He is the last recorded Librarian at Syon, and also wrote the still extant Syon Library catalogue. The Syon Abbey Herbal is divided into... View more info

The Elixirs of Nostradamus

By: Boeser, Knut (Editor)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Wakefield, Rhode Island, Moyer Bell: 1996

Seller ID: 000864


Illustrated with colour reproductions of medieval engravings, pp xxx, 162, dustwrapper, very good. First published in Germany in 1994, this translation includes the best of Nostradamus' original recipes for elixirs, scented water, beauty potions and sweetmeats, together with an informative foreword, introduction and glossary. View more info

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Herbal - the essential guide to herbs for living

By: Bown, Deni

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books Ltd: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010302


Well illustrated, large thick 8vo, pp 319, pictorial laminated boards, a very good hardback edition in very slightly worn dustwrapper of the scarce first edition. [In this fascinating book, Deni Bown tells the story of each herb, providing an intimate portrait of its power and properties. The profiles feature the most popular and productive uses and provide notes to gardeners on how to grow each herb. Special features discuss a wider variety of herbs grouped as herbal re... View more info

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Hortus Librorum - Early Botanical Books at Dumbarton Oaks

By: Byers, Laura Ten Eyck (introduction by Elisabeth Blair MacDougall

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Washington, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: 1983

Seller ID: 008744


Well illustrated, slim small quarto, pp vi, 42, paperback, a very ggod copy indeed. View more info

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The Treatise on Indian Medicinal Plants. Volume 4

By: Chatterjee, Asima & PAKRASHI, Satyesh Pakrashi

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Publications & Information Directorate: 1995

Seller ID: 006401


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xx, 325, paperback, covers a bit marked and worn. View more info

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The Macdonald Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

By: Chiej, Roberto

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald: 1984

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 012492


Well illustrated, small octabo, pp 448, a very good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded on its spine. VERY SCARCE - particularly in hardback. View more info

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The Gardener's Chapbook

By: Cox, E.H.M. (editor)

Price: £3.00

Publisher: 1931, Chatto & Windus:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013499


Illustrated, including a colour title page, thick 12mo, pp x, 258, edges slightly marked, cloth faded and a bit marked and worn. From the library of the plantsman and garden designer James Russell, with his bookplate (designed by Felix Kelly) on the front endpaper. [A charming anthology - herbs and simples, forgotten plants, perfumes and pot-pourri, the uses of fruit, vegetables and salads, garden proverbs, English and Latin names, a calendar.] View more info

The Fragrant Past - perfumes of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar

By: DONATO, Guiseppe & SEEFRIED, Monique

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Atlanta & Rome, Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca Dello Stato: 1989

Seller ID: 004004


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp 64, paperback, very slightly bowed, otherwise a very good copy. [Well researched. The author's work began sometime during the mid nineteen-seventies as a researcher from the Service of Archeological Subsidiary Sciences, "a multi-disciplinary research center investigating archaeological questions with the help of the most sophisticated technology available." His work placed him in Romania to study the contents of a tomb of the first... View more info

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And Some Brought Flowers - Plants in a New World

By: Downie, Mary Ellice & Hamilton, Mary (editors)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012520


Illustrated with delicate watercolours by E.J. Revell, large octavo, pp xvi, 164, fore-edge slightly foxed, otherwise very clean internally, decorated cream cloth, very slightly marked, a good copy in a slightly worn and age-toned dustwrapper. [Aspects of the flora of North America, particularly Canada, as perceived by the early settlers, using contenporary accounts. When Martin Frobisher reached the coast of North America in 1576 'he commanded his company, if by any ... View more info

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A Garden of Simples

By: Flint, Martha Bockee

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, David Nutt: 1901

Edition: First UK edition

Seller ID: 010232


Small 8vo, pp (6), 307, top edge gilt, the other edges lightly untrimmed, very slight foxing, a prize label from Grey Coat School on the front endpaper, quarter cloth and boards, slightly worn, a paper title label on the spine. [From the library of the naturalist Ceres Esplan, with her initials on the front endpaper and a few lightly pencilled notes in the margins.] View more info

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Scent Bottles (A Connoisseur Monograph

By: Foster, Kate

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, The Connoisseur & Michael Joseph: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012499


Illustrated, octavo, pp 111, signature on the front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy in a slightly worn and age-toned dustwrapper. View more info

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Health from the Hedgerow - a naturalist's encyclopaedia of medicinal plants

By: Furnell, Dennis

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1985

Seller ID: 008087


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 217, a good copy in a very slightly worn and marked dustwrapper. Postage will be reduced. View more info

Three Centuries of Garden Lists

By: Halliwell, Brian (compiler and editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Halifax, 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005587


Large 8vo, pp iv, 434, hardbound in grey boards, a very good new copy. [A reprinting, not in facsimile, of the plant lists from Lyte's translation of Dodoens Niewe Herbal, Gerard's Herball, Parkinson's Paradisus, Bobart's Catalogus Plantarum Horti Medici Oxoniensis, Hanmer's Garden Book, Rea's Flora seu de Florum Cultura, Gilbert's Florists Vade-Mecum, Sibbald's Scotia Illustrata, John Blackburne's Catalogue of Plants at Orford, the Hortus Uptonensis, John Galpine's Cata... View more info

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1001 Plant and Floral Illustrations from Early Herbals

By: Hatton. Richard G.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications Inc.: 1996

Seller ID: 009675


Very well illustrated with woodcuts and egravings, large quarto, pp viii, 244, paperback, a very good copy. [A re-working of Richard Hatton's "A Craftsman's Plant-book" of 1909.]. View more info

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A History of Chinese Medicine

By: Hoizey, Dominque & Hoizey, Marie-Joseph

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 007968


A few illustrations, small 8vo, pp viii, (2), 205, paperback, covers slightly worn. View more info

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Caribbean Wild Plants and Their Uses - an illustrated guide to some medicinal and wild ornamental plants of the West Indies

By: Honychurch, Penelope N.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Private printing ?: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012377


Illustrated with line drawings throughout, octavo, pp (4), iv, 163, very clean internally, paperback, covers a little age-toned and very slightly worn. spine slightly creased, a slight fold to the corner of the upper cover. VERY SCARCE. View more info

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Plants of Mystery and Magic - a photographic guide

By: Jordan, Michael

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Blandford: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012465


Well illustrated, large octavo, pp 128, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The sequel to "Edible Mushrooms and Other Fungi," which offers detailed descriptions of flowers, plants, shrubs and trees that have associations with folklore, magic, healing or religion. A guide to 68 plants - flowers, shrubs, trees and fungi - all of which have some mystique. Some of the plants have strong folklore associations, some have magical significance, some are well known as herba... View more info