Culpeper’s Complete Herbal: Consisting of a Comprehensive Description of Nearly All British and Foreign Herbs with Their Medicinal Properties and Directions For Compounding the Medicines Extracted from Them by Nicholas Culpeper hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
W. Foulsham & Co., Undated, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Drawings;
From the cover: Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654) was a very famous astrologer-physician of the early 17th Century. After a short apprenticeship to an apothecary in St. Helens, Bishopsgate, he set up his own practice in Red Lion Street, Spitalfields, in 1640. During his life he devoted much tune to the study of astrology and medicine, and published numerous tracts, which although unorthodox and condemned by the contemporary medical standards, nevertheless enjoyed large sales. He left as his legacy to future generations a vast collection of herbal remedies which, by virtue of the un-dating nature of then: healing properties, are as invaluable today as they were during the physicians lifetime, over 300 years ago.
Culpeper was married and the father of seven children. During the Civil War he fought on the Parliamentary side and was wounded in the chest. Although throughout his life he lived in very straitened circumstances, he was always happy and willing to give free advice to the many poor people who came to him for help.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[XII] 430 pages. Index. 7½” x 5″.
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