A misplaced vintage of Western herbalismrediscovered and restored with 2 hundred full-color images.
Herbalist to King Charles I, John Parkinson (15671650) used to be a grasp apothecary, herbalist, and gardener. recognized in his personal lifetime for his influential books, his magnum opus, the Theatrum Botanicum, was once released in 1640 and ran to 1,766 huge pages. The sheer scope and measurement was once maybe to turn out the book's downfall, simply because whereas it used to be a lot reveredand plagiarizedit used to be by no means reprinted and, centuries later, has attained the prestige of an exceptionally infrequent and worthwhile booklet. Parkinson was once writing at a time whilst Western herbalism used to be at its zenith, and his talents as a gardener (from his grounds in Covent backyard) mixed completely along with his ardour for technology, remark, and ancient scholarship.
In the The Herbalist's Bible, Julie Bruton-Seal and Matthew Seal have fantastically mixed decisions from Parkinson's ebook with their very own glossy remark on how every one plant is used this day to create a very exceptional, complete choice of natural info outdated and new. Parkinson's transparent and vigorous description of a selected plant's vertues" or therapeutic homes side-by-side with the editors' notesincluding copious natural recipesmake this the correct publication for college students and practitioners of herbalism, historians, and gardeners, all of whom will welcome this recovery of Parkinson's misplaced classic.