The Dispensatory of the United States of America Wood, George B. and Bache, Franklin - 1851
Once upon a time, American Medicine as practiced in the 1800's was predominately driven by the use of plant medicines. These old Materia Medica's and Dispensatory type books are laden with a wealth of history and knowledgeable plant medicine usage. Those of us who take herbal medicine seriously like to go back to the source, when doctor's and pharmacists used plant medicine daily. These type of books are really indispensable, especially if you want to be an effective herbalist.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America - Wood, George B. and Bache, Franklin - 1851 (9th Edition)
Book Description: Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's name in pencil on front free end paper, and in ink on front fly leaf. Gilt-stamped brown leather over boards, pp. , (x), 1456 pages, Appendix, Index, includes some black and white illustrations. Covers worn around edges and at corners, some strips of leather have peeled away, pages toned/foxed, still highly readable. 1851, 9th Edition.
Book Condition: Good