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The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Herbalism by Malcolm Stuart
Enderby: Black Cat, 1994
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Matching Pictorial boards with titling to
Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Plans;
From the cover: Many thoughtful people, disenchanted with pre-packaged and synthetic foods and medicines, are looking again to the traditional lore of the countryside. Herbs are no longer consigned to the realms of quackery, but are widely recognised as useful natural aids to a healthier life.
In The Encyclopaedia of Herbs and Herbalism an enthusiastic team headed by Dr Malcolm Stuart have produced a practical and detailed guide. Ranging from the history of herbalism and the biology and chemistry of plants, to aspects of herb cultivation, collection and preservation, they also provide an alphabetical section listing 420 herbs in detail, their habitats and methods of cultivation, their many and varied uses.
The 350 superb colour photographs and over 190 drawings and diagrams make this a handsome, as well as comprehensive, work of reference on an increasingly popular subject.
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