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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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Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness [Comunn Gaidhlig Inbhir-nis] Volume XXXIX/XL (1942-1950)

By: N/A

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Printed for the Society: 1963

Seller ID: 014680

Condition: Good


Frontispiece, small octavo, pp xx, 349, (one gathering of the preliminaries loose), extremely clean internally, standard green cloth, slightly bowed but otherwise very good. [Includes "Medicine Among the Gaelic Celts", and "Glenelg: Notes for a Parish History".] View more info

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Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness Volume XXVI (1904-1907)

By: N/A

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Inverness, Printed for the Society: 1910

Seller ID: 014681

Condition: Fair


Small thick octavo, pp xx, 518, a bit used and marked internally, front hinge cracking with webbing exposed, rear hinge similar and lacking the rear endpaper, standard green cloth, rather marked and worn. [Includes "Folklore Breadalbane", "Folklore fromthe West of Ross-shire", "Notes on the County of Sutherland in the Eighteenth Century" etc.] 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

ISBN: 1579652646

Condition: As New


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 herbal aromas. Aroma permeates every cuisine, from ancient to modern, in every culture and at every level, but what this pio... View more info

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The Poppy and Other Deadly Plants

By: Baskin, Esther

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press (a Seymour Lawrence Book): 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014343

Condition: Very Good


With very atmospheric illustrations by Leonard Baskin, slim quarto, pp 74, black cloth, a very fine copy in a slightly worn and chipped dustwrapper with one closed tear on the upper cover. View more info

The Elixirs of Nostradamus

By: Boeser, Knut (Editor)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Wakefield, Rhode Island, Moyer Bell: 1996

Seller ID: 000864

ISBN: 1559211555


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

ISBN: 1862054142

Condition: Very Good


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 relaxants, stimulants, balsams, colourings, tonics and poisons. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and botanical p... 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

ISBN: 0884021181

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0356105415

Condition: Very Good


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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Index Stirpium Hortus Botanicus (the first plan of Leiden Botanic Garden)

By: Clusius. Cluyt.

Price: £10.00

Seller ID: 013783

Condition: Good


Originally drawn up in1594, the year of its creation, this is a poorly produced photo copy of the original manuscript, paperback, ring-bound. It is not clear if this was ever issued for sale, or if it has been produced privately. [The drawings of this first garden plan have been preserved in Leiden University Library, and include a list of the plants in each numbered section. This reveals that there were not only medicinal plants in the garden but anything on which Clusius and Cluyt could lay their hands: not, strictly speaking, a hortus medicus, but a genuine hortus botanicus. Furthermore,... View more info

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Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants: Recent Advances in Botany, Horticulture and Pharmacology. Volume 1

By: Craker, Lyle E. & Simon, James E.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Phoenix, Oryx Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014136

ISBN: 0897741439

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp viii, 359, very clean internally, blue cloth, corners sliughtly bumped. [The articles are, in the main, extremely scientific and chemical.] 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

Condition: Very Good


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 century A.D. located in Mangalia, by the Black Sea. "Among the most important objects recovered from this sepulcher were... 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

ISBN: 0802023630

Condition: Good


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 possible means they could get ashore, to bring him whatsoever thing they could first find, whether it were living or dead, st... View more info

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Herbs for the Medieval Household - for coo

By: Freeman, Margaret B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1971

Seller ID: 013777

ISBN: 0870990675

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, small slim quarto, pp 48, printed in red and black, exceptionally clean internally.cloth covers a bit age marked, otherwise very good. [A very attractively produced book.] View more info

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

By: Furnell, Dennis

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1985

Seller ID: 008087

ISBN: 0713447125

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Englishman's Flora

By: Grigson, Geoffrey

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix House: 1960

Seller ID: 014085

Condition: Good


Second edition. Well illustrated with woodcuts from sixteenth century herbals, large octavo, pp 478, owner's bookplate to half-title, very clean internally, cloth very faintly marked, in a poor, worn and stretched dustwrapper. View more info

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A History of Medicine

By: Guthrie, Douglas

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1945

Seller ID: 014120

Condition: Good


First reprint, 1945. Illustrated with 72 plates, octavo, pp xvi,448, fore -edge foxed, otherwise very clean internally, red cloth slightly faded otherwise very good, in a slightly worn and frayed dustwrapper. 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

ISBN: 0956509401

Condition: New


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 Catalogue of Useful Plants, John Brunton's Catalogue of Plants and Dillwyn's Hortus Collinsonianus. Each section is preceded by a... 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

ISBN: 0486290743

Condition: As New


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

ISBN: 0748604294

Condition: Good


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