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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. Sir John Hill MD

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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.  1822 - 
Sir John Hill MD

Book Description: A very good copy. Binding has dark green leather spine with red title label and gilt decoration. Boards green cloth. Endpapers clean and in excellent condition - with bookplate of the Revd A F Meerendonk, York, pasted inside the front board. Contents, including 51 colour plates of 54, in good condition, although the paper used is of poor quality and prone to browning on both plates and text. According to Wikipedia, John Hill 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.
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good